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.

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With up to 1 in 4 youth centres under the threat of closure, and emergency funding for youth services coming to an end, failure to act now will decimate the youth sector leaving a generation of young people without opportunities to thrive.  NYA and YMCA’s joint report, Time’s Running Out, makes clear a national strategy is needed … Continued

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There is little or no co-ordinated provision in many rural areas to tackle inequalities and put young people at the heart of Covid-recovery. A new report, Overlooked: young people and rural youth services, makes clear there are vast gaps in local youth services. Hardest hit are the 2.2 million young people living in predominantly rural areas, living … Continued

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Loss of funding and job cuts threaten the closure of many youth services through the winter. Left unprotected, youth services have already been cut by over 70% in less than a decade.  For every £16 cut on local services, £1 falls on youth work. While funding has been committed for schools and employment initiatives and … Continued

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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

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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

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COVID-19 Readiness Level

Readiness Level

G

What does this mean?

** From 27th January 2022 we can confirm that the youth sector moves to GREEN in the readiness framework**

(Version 10)

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