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About NYA

The National Youth Agency works in partnership with a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector organisations to support and improve services for young people. Our particular focus is on youth work and we believe strongly that by investing in young people’s personal and social development, young people are better able to live more active and fulfilling lives.

Working with young people, we advocate for more youth-friendly services and policies. We have four themes:

  • Developing quality standards in work with young people
  • Supporting services for young people
  • Developing the youth workforce
  • Promoting positive public perceptions of young people

We deliver our work through training and consultancy, campaigning, publishing and on-line communications. Through our activities we want to ensure that young people have a strong voice and positive influence in our society.

Local Government AssociationOur Funding

The NYA is a charity, funded through commercial private and public sector activities.

The Local Government Association also provides a core grant annually to support our work in promoting the roles of local government and its partners in the broad field of youth policy.

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Contact Us

The National Youth Agency welcomes visitors and enquiries.  Before contacting us you may find the answer to your question on our FAQs pageIf you have not found what you are looking for, please send us your enquiry using the contact us form >>

Pursuing a career in Youth Work?

To help you find out about pursuing a career in youth work, we have put together the Youth Work Training FAQs for your use.  Please refer to these pages before contacting NYA.  Thank you.


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A company Limited by Guarantee. Registered No. 2912597 - Charity no. 1035804