This paper builds on the insights from the ‘Out of Sight?’ research report, on the known and emerging needs of young people through COVID-19, published by the National Youth Agency (NYA) in April 2020. We explore the role of youth services and youth work in schools and colleges, and the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable … Continued

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Hidden in Plain Sight – Gangs and Exploitation, A Youth Work Response to COVID-19 This new report includes insight from the front line of youth workers on their increased concerns for street-gangs and organised criminal gangs. The importance of youth services has been stressed by national police chiefs, the Children’s Commissioner for England and recent … Continued

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This report highlights the scale and prevalence of young people’s needs that are amplified by the pandemic. It draws on the latest data and vulnerability framework by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England, with valuable insights from partners and young people from across the youth sector. Our thanks in particular to the Centre … Continued

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About this report The issue of gang and youth violence has increasingly become a problem within some of the major cities across the United Kingdom. As figures related to knife and gun related violence soar in cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, academics, youth work practitioners and politicians alike are seeking answers to … Continued

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The purpose of this guidance from the National Youth Agency (NYA) is two-fold: firstly, to provide a guide for commissioners on how to involve young people in the commissioning process; secondly, to demonstrate how youth work and youth workers could be commissioned to deliver outcomes. Please click the front cover below to download:

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Research and Policy APPG Inquiry into Youth Work Report 2019 The National Youth Agency (NYA) supported the All Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs (APPG) to lead a full national inquiry into youth work. The APPG Members of Parliament invited organisations from across England to submit evidence to the inquiry team, led by the NYA, to inform the analysis … Continued

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The National Youth Agency is a member of the Single Guidance Financial Body (formerly Money Advice Service) Young Adults Steering Group and this report explores the idea that better financial capability can improve the social mobility of disadvantaged young people by helping raise awareness of the implications of financial decisions in the short, medium, and … Continued

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COVID-19 Readiness Level

Readiness Level

Y

What does this mean?

** From 2nd December 2021 we can confirm that the youth sector moves to YELLOW in the readiness framework**

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