All Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs Inquiry into Youth Work

The National Youth Agency (NYA) is delighted to support 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. NYA aims to gather as much evidence as possible, from as many youth work projects, settings and practitioners as they can, as well as young people themselves. The NYA is grateful to the cross party group of MP’s who will lead this inquiry and special thanks also to the APPG secretariat British Youth Council and YMCA England and Wales for supporting this endeavour.

NYA would like to gather a strong and robust evidence base for youth work and the impact it makes. This is a rare opportunity for the sector and NYA encourages 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 positive place for young people in society.

NYA is collecting evidence from the sector to inform the following four questions until the 20 June 2018:
1. What is the role of youth work in addressing the needs and opportunities for young people?
2. Are the key issues and challenges faced by young people being addressed by current youth service provisions?
3. Are there sufficient youth workers to support youth services and other delivery models for good quality youth work?
4. What are the training and workforce development needs to secure and sustain youth work?

For further information and to submit evidence, visit:

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