National Body for Youth Work in England

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The National Youth Agency (NYA) is delighted to announce that the National Curriculum for Youth Work, a new framework for England, was published today.   The new 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.  Abbee McLatchie, Director of Youth […]

September 30, 2020
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The National Youth Agency (NYA) is delighted to announce that the Level 3 Youth Support Worker Apprenticeship has been approved and will be launching shortly.  Full information, including how to enrol will be available on the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education website (www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/).  NYA led the Trailblazer group, chaired by Carol Stone, who worked with training providers, youth workers, local authorities and the voluntary sector to write and develop this new […]

September 28, 2020
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A new report on young people’s health in response to COVID-19 The fall-out from the crisis on school exam results has created a crisis of confidence for many young people, uncertain of their future. Its impact is far-reaching and has compounded existing inequalities made worse by COVID-19. A new report, ‘Inside Out’, published today, highlights […]

August 18, 2020
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Today marks International Youth Day and our commitment to support youth engagement for global action. Never has such a campaign been so vital for the UK, as we face outwards as a nation in response to the pandemic, global recession and climate challenge. It recognises, empowers and emboldens young people as an essential part of […]

August 12, 2020
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A call to mobilise youth workers as key workers in response to COVID-19 Just at the time when they were needed the most, many youth work projects stopped or become severely restricted due to lockdown.  More than 300,000 young people have gone off the radar, no longer accessing any form of provision or activity during […]

July 21, 2020
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Safely planning youth activities and spaces during COVID 19 New advice released allows increased levels of youth sector activity in England. The permitted level of activity has moved to amber from red under guidance published by the National Youth Agency (NYA). Publishing the Amber Alert guidance today NYA CEO Leigh Middleton said: “Our aim is […]

July 06, 2020
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A Youth Work Response to COVID-19 Time out from school since March raises real fears for young people’s education and wellbeing. For vulnerable young people ‘off the radar’, with little or no contact with formal and statutory services, there are concerns too for their safety. There is an urgent need to regain lost ground in […]

June 26, 2020
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NYA launches new advice on youth sector activities National Youth Agency (NYA) has today published advice and a toolkit of resources to support youth sector activity during COVID-19, to complement government guidance in line with public health and safety measures. Youth sector activities are run by local groups, charities, community organisations and local authorities or as part of national […]

June 17, 2020
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COVID-19 Readiness Level

Readiness Level

Y

What does this mean?

** From 19th July 2021 we can confirm that the youth sector remains at YELLOW in the readiness framework, but with substantial changes to the NYA guidance**

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