News from the Association

Welcome to our News page. We post regular News updates on Association activity, the work of our members and sector associates. Click on any Headline for the full news article and you can subscribe to this news page using the link in the right hand column.

The Association contributes to the Parliamentary Youth Violence Commission | Friday, November 03, 2017

A member of our Secretariat, Steve Drowley, was invited to participate in the Parliamentary Youth Violence Commission to provide a view from a youth and community work perspective ‘across the regi .. Read on.

Resources and Presentations Now Available from our Annual Conference at the University of Hull | Monday, August 07, 2017

The Association was hosted by the University of Hull for the 2017 annual conference in the year Hull is celebrating its status as the UK City of Culture. The City is curating four s .. Read on.

Youth Sector 'Open Letter' to Main Political Parties | Friday, May 05, 2017

The Association's Chair, Alastair Scott-McKinley is one of 51 youth sector officers who have signed the following open letter addressing all the main political parties, urging them to make a firm  .. Read on.

DCMS Engage in Regional 'Youth Policy Consultations' | Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) are engaged in ‘Youth Policy Statement Consultations’ throughout March and April 2017 at Venues across English Regions. In follow .. Read on.

Final Call for Abstracts for the Association's Annual Conference, 'Expressions of Freedom', at University of Hull from 5-7 July 2017 | Friday, March 24, 2017

There is an open call for papers and workshops as contributions to our Annual Conference. Abstracts of maximum 400 words are invited using the expressions of interest form (download via this link  .. Read on.

Consultation Day on ‘Enhancing Professional Identity’ to be held on Tuesday 21st March, 2017 | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Consultation Day on ‘Enhancing Professional Identity: The Role and Function of Professional Qualifications in Youth and Community Work' The Association is holding a Consultation Da .. Read on.

Ambition Conference 2016: Supporting Young People’s Health, Wellbeing & Relationships | Thursday, December 08, 2016

Steph Green, Association Director, reports from her experience of attending the Ambition UK Annual Conference in Milton Keynes held 7th-8th November, 2016: "English local authority and v .. Read on.

A Positive Agenda for Young People? | Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Rob Wilson's keynote speech at the Ambition National Conference, 8th November 2016 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered): "I’m delighted to be here today, a .. Read on.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport assume responsibility for 'Youth Policy' | Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Last week it was reported the responsibility for national youth policy would be transferred as part of a shake-up of government by new Prime Minister Theresa May.  .. Read on.

Youth Agencies Publish Statement on EU Referendum Result | Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Six youth sector agencies in the UK have signed a statement in response to the referendum result that narrowly endorsed the campaign to 'leave' the European Union. A summary of the statement is in .. Read on.
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