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NYA COVID-19 Guidance

Posted on 07/09/2021 in Member Updates , Youth Sector News , Community , COVID-19 Updates , COVID - 19 Information , News , News

On the 6th of September the NYA readiness level moved to green

The NYA readiness level is now green and international travel will once more be supported (subject to delay and FCDO advice)

All young people will be able to attend indoor or outdoor activities. Youth provision for young people of all ages, both under and over 18 years of age, have the same requirements.

To find out more download the NYA's guidance document on managing youth sector activities and spaces during Covid-19.

You can find helpful Covid-19 guidance on the NYA's website by clicking here.


NYA COVID 19 GUIDANCE

Compare The Market -The financial impact of COVID-19 on young people: the top facts and statistics

Posted on 28/07/2021 in COVID-19 Updates , COVID - 19 Information , News , Help for Young people and Parents

COVID-19 has disrupted almost all aspects of life. People of different ages have been experiencing the impact in different ways. Young people have been among the hardest hit by the effects of the pandemic, dealing with current worries as well as uncertainty about their future. They will be battling with the longer term effects of COVID-19 – including the financial and economical impact – for some time. It could affect their personal finances, their careers and more.

Compare the market have written an article that looks at the financial impact COVID-19 has had on young people so far, as well as what the future holds. To read more about this click the link below

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Kooth launches new service across all boroughs in North West London to offer digital mental health support to young people

Posted on 07/06/2021 in Youth Sector News , COVID-19 Updates , Help for Young people and Parents , News , Mental Health , Virtual Support

Kooth, a digital mental health platform, has been commissioned by The North West London Mental Health Collaborative to offer a new mental health service for children and young people aged between 11 and 25.

Kooth North West London service will ensure a single, consistent service offer for all boroughs in North West London. By extending its commissioning of Kooth, The North West London Collaborative is ensuring that all children and young adults in the area have a safe and confidential way to access timely emotional wellbeing and early intervention mental health support.

The pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of children and young adults in the UK, increasing the demand for digital mental health services. The recently published Kooth Pulse Report 2021 unearthed the effects COVID-19 has posed on society, giving a clearer picture of the issues that will need to be addressed now, and in the years ahead. Key findings from the study, include:

  • Kooth platform usage has increased by 42% amongst children and young people.
  • For our under-18 population who have presented with any issues, Kooth has seen a +39% increase in those presenting with suicidal thoughts and a +27% increase in those presenting with self-harm.
  • In 2020, Kooth handled +51% young people presenting with eating difficulties.
  • +54% increase in suicidal thoughts for 10-13 year olds
  • For Black, Asian and Non-White young people, there was a +83% increase in sleep difficulties, a +71% increase in school/college issues and a +25% increase in feelings of sadness.

Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Kooth offers children and young people access to a full spectrum of digital mental health services. This includes peer-to-peer support for users via pre-moderated discussions and 24/7 access to curated self-help content, including a magazine with wellbeing articles, personal experiences and tips from other young adults and the Kooth team.

Young people can also drop-in or book live online ‘chats’ with experienced counsellors. The sessions are available 365 days a year, from midday until 10pm on weekdays and from 6pm until 10pm at the weekend and bank holidays.

Access is free of the typical barriers to support: no waiting lists, no thresholds, no cost and complete anonymity. The digital setting also helps to reduce the stigma traditionally associated with accessing mental health services. Kooth is available on desktop, mobile and tablet devices.

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NYA Update - From April 12, 2021

Posted on 13/04/2021 in COVID-19 Updates , Resources

From 12 April 2021, they can confirm that the youth sector moved into Step 2 on the Roadmap, remaining at AMBER in the readiness framework.

The National Youth Agency (NYA), as the Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body for youth work in England, has developed youth sector specific advice and guidance in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive.

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NYA Update: AMBER Readiness Framework

Posted on 30/03/2021 in Resources , COVID-19 Updates , Youth Sector News

From 29th March 2021, they have confirmed that the youth sector moved into Step 1B on the Roadmap, moving to AMBER in the readiness framework.

The National Youth Agency (NYA), as the Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body for youth work in England, has developed youth sector specific advice and guidance in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive.

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National Youth Agency Webinar Series

Posted on 09/02/2021 in COVID-19 Updates , Training

National Youth Agency (NYA) is offering a webinar series called Routes to Success, which is designed to help youth workers and those working with young people to develop their skills, practice and knowledge.

From 5 January 2021, the National Youth Agency (NYA) confirms that the youth sector moved into RED in the readiness framework. This includes online and digital youth services, detached local youth services, 1-2-1 sessions with vulnerable young people (indoors) and support groups with vulnerable young people (indoors and outdoors - max 15 per group and workers/leaders). This guidance must be used in conjunction with the readiness framework and your existing safeguarding policies and procedures, and it is complementary to government guidance on social distancing, travel and other measures which must be adhered to.

Webinar Series

Free Covid-19 Testing in Camden

Posted on 05/02/2021 in Community , COVID-19 Updates

Camden Council is offering free COVID-19 testing across the borough of Camden to residents and workers who need quick and regular testing in order to return to work safely, and who are not displaying COVID-19 symptoms.

Pre booking is essential. There are strictly no walk-in appointments. Appointments are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Test results have a 45-minute turnaround time.

Those who have COVID-19 symptoms, such as a high temperature, a new continuous cough or loss of smell or taste, should isolate immediately with their household and arrange a test through the NHS or by calling 119.

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Red Readiness Factsheet

Posted on 05/11/2020 in COVID-19 Updates , Resources

Following the recent government announcement, the National Youth Agency (NYA) has confirmed that the youth sector has moved into RED on the readiness framework.

Starting today, the second lockdown allows schools, colleges and universities to remain open. As a result, the youth sector can remain partially active during this period with online and digital youth services, detached/outdoor local youth services, 1-2-1 indoor sessions with high-need young people and small group indoor work sessions with high need young people (consistent with social distancing guidelines).

Click here to read NYA’s Red Readiness Factsheet to learn more about what is permitted across the youth sector until at least 2nd December 2020. This guidance must be used in conjunction with the readiness framework and existing safeguarding policies and procedures. For more information, go to https://nya.org.uk/guidance/.

Young Camden Foundation Questionnaire

Posted on 29/10/2020 in COVID-19 Updates

We want to hear from YCF members located in Camden!

Young Camden Foundation is in the process of gathering information about how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the children and young people sector in Camden. We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete a brief questionnaire (6 questions). Your feedback is very importance since it allows us the chance to better shape the future of our programmes and funding opportunities.

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NYA COVID-19 Guidance

Posted on 26/10/2020 in Youth Sector News , Community , COVID-19 Updates , COVID - 19 Information

National associations for specific types of organisations (uniformed, etc.) and activities may have additional advice and guidance to safeguard young people and in related areas of sports, culture and the arts, which are included in or make use of facilities for youth activities.

The guidance will support local providers, leaders, volunteers and young people to remain safe when engaging in youth sector activities. It is intended to guide the youth sector in opening up services for young people at the right pace and time.

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NYA Remains at Amber Guidance Level

Posted on 15/10/2020 in COVID-19 Updates

Following the recent announcement by the Government, NYA would like to remind you that the medium, high and very high tiers all fall into the Amber Level of the NYA Readiness Framework. Please read NYA's current guidance document to ensure requirements are being met.

NYA Guidance

National Youth Agency Offers Youth Sector Guidance and Support

Posted on 12/08/2020 in Resources , COVID-19 Updates

The National Youth Agency has developed a 'Readiness Toolkit' - Available Now

The National Youth Agency (NYA), as the Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body for youth work in England, has developed youth sector specific advice and guidance. In consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive, the guidance supports local providers, leaders, volunteers and young people to remain safe when engaging in youth sector activities. It is intended to guide the youth sector in opening up services for young people at the right pace and time.

This guidance is complementary to government guidance on social distancing, travel and other measures, and it must be used in conjunction with the readiness framework and existing safeguarding policies and procedures. A 'Readiness Toolkit' is also available online. For more information, please email guidance@nya.org.uk.

NYA Guidance Website

Department for Education Guidance Information

Posted on 12/08/2020 in Resources , COVID-19 Updates

The DfE published two pieces of guidance on GOV.UK about community activities, holiday and after school clubs, as well as other out-of-school provision.

As a result of the Prime Minister’s confirmation that holiday clubs and out of school settings (including supplementary schools) will now be allowed to reopen during the summer holidays, the DfE published two pieces of guidance on GOV.UK about community activities, holiday and after school clubs, as well as other out-of-school provision.

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Young People's Foundations Webinar Series

Posted on 11/08/2020 in Resources , COVID-19 Updates

Young People's Foundations (YPF) offer a series of webinars that discuss topics related to COVID-19 support and more.

Webinar recordings are available online. Subjects include:

-Cyber Service Offer for Children and Young People

-Safeguarding and Cyber Working

-Support from Funders

-Education

-Furlough/HR/Legal Changes

-Mental Health Awareness

-Street Safety and Detached Work

-Black Lives Matter

YPF Webinars

Young Camden Foundation's COVID-19 Impact and Response Report

Posted on 07/08/2020 in COVID-19 Updates

Young Camden Foundation's COVID-19 Impact and Response Report is available online. This report provides insights about how the local children and young people (CYP) sector will continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download the report to learn more.

The report also highlights how YCF has supported the local CYP sector during this challenging time, and YCF's plans to sustain, promote and safeguard the sector as it proceeds to a ‘new normal.’ For more information about supporting YCF's grant programme, please email cheryl@youngcamdenfoundation.org.uk.

COVID-19 Impact and Response Report

COVID-19 Update

Posted on 03/08/2020 in COVID-19 Updates

YCF is continuing to work closely with London Borough of Camden, sector colleagues and local businesses to join up the response and support, particularly for the most vulnerable children and young people in our borough.

Many YCF members have changed their services and operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online services can be an effective method for continuing to engage with local children and young people in Camden. YCF invites its members to post digital projects for young people to its website. For more information, please email info@youngcamdenfoundation.org.uk.

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