The National Youth Sector Advisory Board’s Roadmap to a National Youth Strategy
The Roadmap to a National Youth Strategy has been developed in consultation with youth sector experts within the NYSAB and with young people, setting out 15 policy recommendations for national government to bring about a step-change in the way that youth work is recognised and to get youth work better integrated into local strategies and multi-agency pathways to support young people. The Roadmap builds on the NYSAB’s 10 Year Strategy and aligns with the Back Youth Alliance’s vision for youth.
The Roadmap to a National Youth Strategy
A forum for policy and practice for the youth sector which seeks to gather and present collective insights and strategic direction for the sector as a whole, across statutory and voluntary youth services, and related professions.
Members are drawn from national organisations, regional networks, specialist providers, funders, research and professional bodies, local authorities, government and national agencies, and youth voice. The Board provides a conduit to connect and consult with the diversity of the youth sector and their views, including young people represented through the British Youth Council and participation networks.
Our principal aim is to engage government and policymakers, and to inform the professional, statutory and regulatory role of the National Youth Agency as the national standards body for youth work in England. The Board is not a decision-making body, rather we work through the extended networks of our members, consultation, and wider sector engagement.
The Board meets quarterly with standing invitations to government departments, led by Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as the sponsor department for youth policies. Additional thematic meetings are held for detailed discussions or working groups on priority areas identified with board members, throughout the year. This includes our role as a convenor on government-led engagement, on policy development and related government programmes.
10 Year Strategy
A strategy has been co-designed from our collective insights and shared outcomes, to provide a focus for the advisory board to support sector-led change, collaboration, and investment with young people. It provides the basis for insights from constituent parts of the youth sector, increased understanding and partnership-working, to report on shared outcomes to inform progress.
|Association for Directors of Children’s Services||BBC Children in Need||Brook||British Youth Council||Centre for Youth Impact||CentrePoint||Children’s Commissioner for England Office|
|Federation for Detached Youth Work||Girlguiding||Groundwork UK||Institute for Outdoor Learning||Institute for Youth Work||John Lyon’s Charity||Kinetic|
|Local Government Association||London Violence Reduction Unit||London Youth||National Association of Boys & Girls Clubs||National Police Chiefs Council||NCS Trust||National Youth Agency|
|Onside||TAGPALYCW||Partnership for Young London||Paul Hamlyn Foundation||Power the Fight||Princes Trust||Scouts|
|Slough council||Sociological||The Mix||The National Lottery Community Fund||UK Youth||Wildlife Trusts||Youth Hostel Association|
|Youth Justice Board||YMCA||Young Somerset||Youth Focus NE||Youth Focus NW||Young People’s Foundation Trust||Youth United Foundation|
|Nottinghamshire Violence Reduction Unit||Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner, Office||Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner, Office|
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This is where we will upload useful presentations or other resources from NYSAB meetings.