Leigh Middleton, CEO of the National Youth Agency, writes:
Over the last few days, I am proud and delighted to say that both UKYouth and the NYA have pulled together to launch a new web resource for the youth sector.
#YouthWorkSupport is now live and accessible for our sector to access. The site has been developed to provide a SINGLE point of access for information for youth workers and those working with young people. Some resources have been rapidly developed by both teams at our organisations as well as by partners. A massive collaborative effort to support our sector to meet the challenges young people will face over the coming weeks and months due to COVID-19.
Please can I ask you to share this information and promote the website as far and as wide as possible? More and more resources will be added daily, so advise stakeholders to revisit daily for the latest information. Please tweet, post on Instagram, Facebook and other channels youth workers access. Thank you.
The NYA has a Youth Work Experts Group to advise us on the broader needs of young people and the sector. We will be working across the #BackYouth group of partners to amplify the needs of young people and our sector to whoever we need to listen. Our message is:
Keep Calm, Stay Connected, Be Safe
I want to invite partners to share any additional tools and resources (aimed at young people or youth workers) with us via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (or ideally both). This way, we can rapidly expand the support available.
Many thanks for your support in advance.
We suggest that the message, befitting a critically reflective practice, be extended to:
Keep Calm. Stay Connected, Be Safe and Ask Why?