About Youth Work Week

Youth Work Week is an annual week long celebration organised by the NYA celebrating everything Youth Work!

Join us on social media using the hashtags #YouthWorkWeek and #YWW21 and find out more about this year’s celebrations below

Youth Work Week 2021

This year Youth Work Week will run from Monday 1st November to Sunday 7th November.

We are pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s celebrations will be

Champions of Youth Work!

This year we will be celebrating the champions of youth work around the country, these can be fantastic youth workers who champion by doing great youth work, or incredible young champions who have inspired youth workers around the country!

Download our Youth Work Week 2021 Guidance Document Below

Below is our Youth Work Week 2021 guidance document, this explains the annual campaign and all of the ways you can get involved and support youth work during the week.

Youth Work Week 2021 Guidance

This document details the annual week long campaign and explains how you can get involved this year

Download Our Social Media Packs Below to Get Involved!

Please download our social media campaign graphics and templates below to get involved. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #YWW21 and #YouthWorkWeek and to tag our accounts so we can share your posts!

Download our graphics

Download our templates

Nominate Your Youth Work Champions

This year we are hosting a gallery of youth work champions! We are asking for the sector to nominate either a young person who has been a champion throughout the past 12 months, getting involved in their local community and showing strength and resilience, or a youth worker, colleague or a project that you think have championed youth work and young people this year.

We will publish these young people, youth workers and organisations in a gallery of youth work champions during youth work week! You can get your nominations in early with the form below:

Our Youth Work Week Events

We will be holding a series of youth work events during Youth Work Week. These will be opportunities for youth workers in the sector to join our Academy team on Zoom over lunch and talk through a variety of topics. Find out more and sign up through the links below:

Tuesday 2nd Nov12:30 – 13:30Human Rights of the Child in the 21st CenturyExploring the current human rights of young people and how organisations can champion young people’s voicesSign up
Wednesday 3rd Nov12:30 – 13:30Quality in Practice: Championing a vision for quality youth workInvestigating ways to ensure quality of practice within youth work now and in the futureSign up
Thursday 4th Nov17:00 – 18:00Championing Youth Work on a Global PlatformShowcasing how youth work supports young people across the world to aspire to be the best they can be for themselves.Sign up
Friday 5th Nov12:30 – 13:30Skilled and EquippedYouth Work begins with the development of relationships, and this approach offers allied services in Health, Education, Crime and Social Care a valuable set of tools and insights to improve their work with young people. How can we champion youth work in local strategy to support it taking its place alongside these services in local strategy?Sign up

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What does this mean?

** From 6th September 2021 we can confirm that the youth sector moves to GREEN in the readiness framework**

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