• 9th September: Youth organisations and new COVID-19 restrictions

    The National Youth Agency (NYA) have confirmed with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) that, despite new restrictions in England, the youth sector is being treated as an essential service and services can continue as before so long as organisations are COVID-19 secure to NYA guidance standards. You can find out more […]

  • Our response to the Parliamentary Life Beyond COVID Inquiry

    The House of Lords’ COVID-19 Committee has called for evidence on its Life Beyond COVID Inquiry, which closed on Sunday 31st September 2020. Our response Read our full response below. We had the following key messages: London Youth notes how vital youth work is in the lives of many young people, including some of the […]

  • Our statement on the Chancellor’s Summer Statement 2020

    #Plansforjobs Today’s statement by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, reinforced the Government’s commitment to ‘protect, support and create jobs’ through the uncertain recovery period ahead. Their specific solutions to rapidly rising youth unemployment have been encouraging to see given the pandemic has hit young workers hard and fast: Young people are more likely to be furloughed […]

  • Our summary of COVID-19 Amber Readiness Level

    As of 6th July, the National Youth Agency’s readiness level for the youth sector has changed to Amber. Read the guidance here. The following youth sector activity is permitted, subject to a COVID-19 Action Plan and Risk Assessment and meeting the Government’s COVID-19 Secure guidelines: Online and digital youth services Detached local youth activities, including […]

  • Our statement on COVID-19 youth sector guidance

    On behalf of London Youth, The Young People’s Foundation Trust and Partnership for Young London, we welcome the release of national guidance to support the delivery of services for children and young people as we move into the next phase of the pandemic response. The National Youth Agency has produced guidance in consultation with Public […]

  • Our summary of COVID-19 youth sector guidance

    The National Youth Agency (NYA) have published guidance with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive on managing youth sector activities and spaces during COVID-19. This guidance was updated on 8th August 2020. We support this guidance, the development of which London Youth had some input into. You can find our joint statement […]

  • Our summary of COVID-19 detached youth work guidance

    The National Youth Agency (NYA) and the Federation for Detached Youth Work (FDYW) have published guidance on delivering detached youth work during COVID-19. We support this guidance, the development of which London Youth had some input into. It is important to note however that this is not official Government guidance. Our statement on COVID-19 youth […]

  • “Running on Reserves”: The impact of COVID-19 on London’s youth sector

    This week we released “Running on Reserves”, our latest survey on the impact of COVID-19 on London’s youth sector. You can find the results of our previous survey here or keep up to date with all news and updates about COVID-19 here. Message from our Chief Executive London Youth has been around for 133 years […]

  • Young Londoners lead their own projects on mental health – blog part 2

    At London Youth we absolutely believe in the power young people have to lead positive change. Last week, I highlighted six examples of social action projects led young people on our youth advisory board both before and during the pandemic. You can read that blog here. This week, in celebration of the #PowerOfYouthDay and the […]