IDYW encourages everyone to reply to this inquiry. We will submit a response grounded in the IDYW cornerstones and in our REVIVING YOUTH WORK AND REIMAGINING A YOUTH SERVICE : STARTING POINTS paper, which grew out of the series of ‘Is the Tide Turning?’ events and discussions at our 2018 national conference.
NYA is pleased to open this All Party Parliamentary Group 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. We aim to gather as much evidence as possible, from as many youth work projects, settings and practitioners as we 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 & Wales for supporting this endeavour.
Please promote this inquiry to help us 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 positive place for young people in society.
Call for Evidence
NYA is collecting evidence from the sector to inform the following four questions until the 20th June 2018.
- What is the role of youth work in addressing the needs and opportunities for young people?
- Are the key issues and challenges faced by young people being addressed by current youth service provisions?
- Are there sufficient youth workers to support youth services and other delivery models for good quality youth work?
- What are the training and workforce development needs to secure and sustain youth work?
Nominate your youth work for a visit from MPs
As part of the consultation process, MPs will be visiting youth sector organisations/services nationwide.
IMPORTANT – to submit your evidence or to arrange a possible MP’s visit you will need to register with NYA and open an account – sort this out via https://nya.org.uk/appg-inquiry/