National Body for Youth Work in England


NYA has been shortlisted in the category for charities with an income of £1million – £10million alongside seven other charities across all sectors. NYA Chief Executive Leigh Middleton said “we are delighted and taken aback to be shortlisted for the award and humbled to be listed amongst such illustrious charities. Throughout 2020 and 2021 the […]

July 08, 2021
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We are pleased to be able to offer for consultation and feedback the LEVEL 6 YOUTH WORK Degree Standard and End Point Assessment Documentation. This full standard is currently in assessment for approval process at the Institute for Apprenticeships. We welcome all feedback on this standard before 16th July 2021 to share with final Route Approval […]

June 21, 2021
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The Level 6 Youth Work Apprenticeship Standard is drawing close to it’s final steps. We have some information to share and an urgent request. As those of you have been involved in the development of this will know, this has been a challenging journey. But, we write with what we believe to be hopeful news […]

June 02, 2021
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Prospective members of Future Proof Parks’ Youth Action Group were joined last week by guest speaker Megan McCubbin for a pre-launch session discussing conservation and Zoology. Megan took time to discuss her beginning in the world of conservation and helped inspire the young participants to get involved in protecting their local environments, and spoke about […]

May 21, 2021
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The first ever youth sector census has been launched.  As the national body for youth work in England, NYA has a formal role to support the whole youth sector. We want to hear from all organisations, community groups, youth services and local authorities who deliver youth services or out of school activities in England.  The census […]

May 20, 2021
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Safeguarding young people and vulnerable adults is the most important duty of any youth worker or volunteer.   In response to reduced funding and resources within the sector, the national workforce has changed.  In turn, this has placed greater reliance upon volunteer youth workers.  The diminishing infrastructure support available to youth workers and volunteers, and the organisations they work with, means […]

April 29, 2021
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Join us and the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) on a webinar on the 14th April at 12pm as they discuss their latest diversion grant round. The new grant round, named Another Chance: Diversion from the Criminal Justice System, will open for applications on 19th April 2021 and will look to answer the question ‘Which diversion […]

April 01, 2021
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New Report: Between The Lines Young people are being groomed locally – ‘on their door steps’ – as drug gangs and dealers adapt the way they work to exploit young people across county lines. A new report, Between The Lines, published today by the National Youth Agency (NYA) highlights: There is an increasing trend for […]

March 28, 2021
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COVID-19 Readiness Level

Readiness Level


What does this mean?

** From 19th July 2021 we can confirm that the youth sector remains at YELLOW in the readiness framework, but with substantial changes to the NYA guidance**

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