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.

Take Questionnaire

Resources for National Stress Awareness day

Posted on 29/10/2020 in Youth Sector News , Community , Resources

Helping you teach PSHE curriculum topics to Upper KS2, KS3 and KS4 pupils, with flexible lesson plans and ready-to-use PowerPoints co-created with teachers, and video content developed with 10 to 16-year-olds.

What to do about worry?

Help students to identify worry and actions they can take if they feel worried.

Visit the website to search resources on following topics.

  • What to do about worry
  • Social media
  • Sleep
  • Dealing with change
  • Transition to secondary school
  • Puberty
  • Bullying and cyberbullying
  • Smoking
  • Online stress and FOMO
  • Alcohol
  • Exam stress
  • Body image in a digital world
  • Forming positive relationships
Learn more

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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Accelerate Progamme for Young People

Posted on 22/10/2020 in Opportunities , Community

Open City is recruiting for the 2020/21 Accelerate into University programme, a free out of school learning opportunity for ages 16 to 18, in years 12 and 13, interested in a career in architecture and the built environment industries. The deadline to apply is Friday 30 October.

Accelerate is a pioneering education and mentoring programme aimed at increasing diversity in the built environment profession. It gives students the confidence and skills needed to pursue a career in architecture and other related industries. Through a seven-month programme participants will attend skills development workshops and have the opportunity to have 1 to 1 mentoring with a built environment mentor practice. The programme finishes with an exhibition at a London location. Check out our Accelerate video to find out more.

They are looking to recruit (4) 16 to 18-year olds, in years 12 and 13, who live in Camden, attend a state school and are from under-represented communities. Those interested will need to complete an online application form demonstrating how they meet the criteria and have the support of a teacher or youth worker. Places are limited and in demand. The deadline is Friday 30 October. For any further information or questions about the programme please email Stephanie Tyler, Schools and Young People’s Manager, at

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Youth Work Week 2020

Posted on 21/10/2020 in Youth Sector News , Opportunities , Member Updates , Community , News

Monday 2nd November to Sunday 8th November. Download the curriculum.

As part of Youth Work Week this week the NYA Youth Work Specialists will be putting on a series of free Zoom webinars to address each daily theme.

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To download the curriculum

Camden Digital Library

Posted on 19/10/2020 in Community , Resources , Opportunities

Free online reading and reference information!

There is a wide variety of free online reading available if you have a Camden library membership.

When you complete the joining form you will get a temporary membership ID, starting with CAM. During the current public health crisis, you don't need to confirm your membership at a library. You can use that temporary ID, plus the PIN number which you have created.

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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

ASK Apprenticeship Brochure

Posted on 13/10/2020 in Youth Sector News , Opportunities , Community

Free Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge for schools and colleges programme 2020/2021

Download the brochure!

Discover the full range of support options open to you through the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for schools and colleges (ASK) programme.

Download the brochure

Hate Crime Awareness Week Competition Theme

Posted on 08/10/2020 in Community , Opportunities

Camden National Hate Crime Awareness Week (10-17 October) aims to celebrate the diverse people of Camden and our strength when we work together and support each other. We’d love children and young people who live or study in Camden to contribute to this campaign through a competition with two age categories: 5 – 11 and 12 – 21. The winners will have their work published in our libraries and will receive a £25 voucher. Two runners-up will also receive £10 vouchers.

Hate crime remains an issue across our borough and nationally. In Camden we are working hard to ensure that everyone knows how to recognise and report hate crime. We want everyone to stand up together against hateful, divisive behaviour in our borough. Work is taking place across Camden Council and the wider Camden community to promote community cohesion and safety.

We are looking for short written pieces (under 900 words) of fiction or non-fiction, poems (under 600 words and under 45 lines long) or artwork of any medium, as long as it can be reproduced as a single image within a printed page. The theme is your vision of a safe, strong and equal Camden for everyone who lives, works and studies here. You will need the permission from a parent or guardian to enter. Entry is completely free!

Please send your entries to with your name and age category. We’re accepting entries now and the closing date is the 31st October 2020, so go get creative!

The Flying Seagull Project Launches the Laugh N Play UK Tour

Posted on 08/10/2020 in Community

The Flying Seagull Project has launched the Laugh N Play UK tour – a series of live circus shows and/or workshops across the whole of the UK for the rest of 2020 and extending into 2021. The shows are designed to acknowledge the limitations we have in the world without allowing these to restrict our imaginations. The themes of the show explore travel, experimentation, meeting new people, solving problems and staying positive.

The project aims to connect and collaborate with both grassroots and larger organisations who are providing support and activities for vulnerable people and disadvantaged communities by working together to offer safe socially distanced free shows that children and their families can experience together. The Flying Seagulls are really keen to hear from anyone who feels this show would be appropriate for and appreciated by the communities they support, and we’re very happy to run as many shows or workshops as needed to ensure everyone can access them. Get in contact with us and we’ll come wherever you are, whenever you’re free and give everyone a good giggle!

The new Laugh N Play UK show features all the fun and silliness the Seagulls are famous for – stories, music, magic and clowning. It has been specially devised with Covid-19 safety in mind, delivering a shared live experience which feels as close to normal as possible. We sanitise and set up a socially distanced, safe show space, using props to provide social distancing for the audience. The interactive show lasts around one hour and will include a mix of storytelling, magic, circus, clowning and music, always delivered with full social distancing and sanitisation measures in place. People will be encouraged to participate, with feedback gathered from partners and beneficiaries.

Isobel Wolff (clown name Wolfy), Project Leader at The Flying Seagull Project, said: “It is high time that kids who have been stuck inside for months can finally come together in a safe way to share a much-needed bellyful of laughter. We can’t wait to get back out there and do what we do best, spreading smiles face-to-face. Our visits are completely free for eligible groups, from youth clubs to refugee centres and hospitals. All they need is an outdoor or well-ventilated indoor space.”

More information:

The Flying Seagull Project

N1 Centre time table September- December 2020 programme

Posted on 08/10/2020 in Member Updates , Youth Sector News , Community , Resources , Opportunities , Blogs by Members , News

N1 Centre's current September - December 2020 programmes are varies from Fathers online social café to Mama & Baby Yoga!

Please have a look below and contact N1 Centre for more information.There are projects for Young people, Adults and some gender specific services, to cater for all needs.

Youth-led Social Action Free Online Training Oct 2020

Posted on 06/10/2020 in Training , Member Updates , Community , Resources , Opportunities

Join us for a free 3 two-hour modules to learn all about youth-led social action, plan a project and get funding to carry out your project.

If interested, please send a note to There are only 7 spaces available for this training, so don’t wait to express your interest. Training will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dates are flexible depending on availability. However, please express an interest by Friday 9 October 2020.

BLM Focus group wants to hear your voice!

Posted on 06/10/2020 in BLM , Youth Sector News , Community , Opportunities

A project looking at the stories of young black people’s experience of youth justice.

Are you young and black ? share your experience of policing and youth justice with BLM focus group.

Date : 8th October from 6pm to 7pm

£10 gift voucher for your participation. Please email for zoom details.

Lets find your ideal health career, Take the Quiz !

Posted on 05/10/2020 in Community , Opportunities

It will take only 5 minutes.

There are more than 350 different careers in the #NHS so how do you find the one that is best suited to you? Easy, take the @HealthCareersUK careers quiz and in 5 minutes you will have the answer!

Take the quiz

The skill toolkit - Free Courses

Posted on 05/10/2020 in Youth Sector News , Community , Resources , Opportunities , Training

Free courses to help you learn new skills or get a new job. Course providers include The Open University, Google, Amazon and FutureLearn.

Learn about:

  • practical maths
  • computer essentials
  • personal growth and wellbeing
  • professional development
  • business and finance
  • digital design and marketing
  • computer science and coding
Learn more

2 day digital summit

Posted on 05/10/2020 in Community , Resources , Opportunities

Social Enterprise Futures is an exciting new 2 day digital summit bringing together the UK Social Enterprise movement.

£22.15 – £43.71

Date And Time
Wed, 25 Nov 2020, 12:30
Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 17:30


  • Paul Polman, Co-founder and Chair of IMAGINE, CEO of Unilever 2009-2019
  • James Timpson OBE DL, Chief Executive of Timpson Ltd
  • Dr Myriam Sidibe, creator of the multi award winning and UN recognized Global Handwashing Day
  • Steve Murrells, CEO of Co-op Group
Eventbrite link for tickets