This document outlines how the National Occupational Standards for Youth Work are applicable in England, specifically within the context of English Youth Work policy, training and professional standards, and practice.
As the National Body for Youth Work in England, the NYA has launched its thoughts for a ten year vision for youth work. We will engage with and lead cross sector consultation to translate this vision into a practical strategy, owned and shared by all in support of youth work. This collective strategy will be … Continued
Hear by Right is an organisational development tool that was established over 10 years ago. Built on a framework of seven standards with 20 indicators it describes best practice, supporting organisations to plan, develop and evaluate their participation practices and provision. It was created with and for young people fostering a culture of development; a … Continued
The new National Youth Work Curriculum will enable a greater understanding of youth work practice, provide an educational framework and act as a reference tool to be used by decision makers, policy makers, commissioners, youth workers and young people. NYA would like to thank everyone involved in developing the new Youth Work Curriculum, alongside the Department for Culture, Media and Sport … Continued
This toolkit is designed to be used with young people aged 11+ to stimulate discussion, thought and reflection around key themes such as identity, belonging, diversity and community. Actively addressing these issues encourages young people to build meaningful relationships with their peers and develop a strong sense of their identity, therefore reducing the risk posed … Continued
This publication sets out the basics of detached youth work and other non-building-based forms of youth work, and locates them in the context of COVID-19. Please click below to download:
The National Youth Agency Quality Mark enables organisations, however large or small, to reflect upon and review the services that they offer young people, enabling them to explore ways to develop and provide youth work to the best possible standard. You can find out more about the processes involved here or download the documents directly below:
Professional validation requirements for youth and community work qualifications in England: