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APPG enquiry into youth work

 The National Youth Agency (NYA) is supporting the All Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs (APPG) to lead a full national inquiry into youth work. The APPG Members of Parliament are inviting organisations from across England to submit evidence to the inquiry team, led by the NYA, to inform the analysis and findings of the inquiry.


The aim is to gather as much evidence as possible, from as many youth work projects, settings and practitioners as possible, as well as young people themselves. The NYA is grateful to the cross party group of MP’s who will lead this inquiry and are working in partnership with the British Youth Council and YMCA England & Wales in this endeavour.


Please promote this inquiry to help the sector gather a strong and robust evidence base for youth work and the impact it makes. This is a rare opportunity for the sector and we encourage all organisations and individuals in the sector to contribute.


Youth work can make a crucial difference to young people’s lives in their personal and social development. It can build their confidence and skills, promote equality, challenge discrimination, and champion the agency of young people in society.


Please click here to download a printable brief.


The NYA is collecting evidence from the sector to inform the following four questions until the 27th June 2018.


Please click below to submit your evidence. The NYA are accepting evidence in any format, whether text based, multimedia or other. For a text based answer template, please click here.


All contributions are welcome. The call values comments and information from your experience of youth work as individuals or groups, as well as research and insight from services or organisations working in this area.


The four questions being addressed by the enquiry are:


  1. 1. What is the role of youth work in addressing the needs and opportunities for young people?
  3. 2. Are the key issues and challenges faced by young people being addressed by current youth service provisions?
  5. 3. Are there sufficient youth workers to support youth services and other delivery models for good quality youth work?
  7. 4. What are the training and workforce development needs to secure and sustain youth work?


Note: In order to submit evidence through our online portal you must register for or login to a free NYA Network account. This is to ensure the NYA can securely and safely receive evidence.


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