Youth Work Network

Latest news for Norfolk Youth Workers in one place


In this Issue

  • Next Youth Work Network Meeting
  • Community Funding Information Sessions
  • Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice
  • The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) Process Training
  • New Guidance for the Youth Sector
  • National Census of Youth Services
  • New Report on County Lines
  • Work Placements for Unemployed Young People
  • Half Term Film Club for 12-15 year olds

Next Youth Work Network meeting

Don't forget that our next Youth Work Network meeting will be on Tuesday 20 April at 2pm. Please let us know if you’d like to join and we can send you the Zoom details.

We look forward to catching up with you all.

Community Funding Information Sessions

Norfolk County Council is holding information sessions on setting up and expanding community groups and projects for 0-5 year olds. One session is taking place on Wednesday 14 April 2pm-3pm on MS Teams.

Find out more on the poster.

Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice

There are still some places available on our Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice. This course is for those who deliver operational youth work and who undertake duties on their own initiative or carry supervisory responsibility for small projects, such as one night a week clubs. The course will take place online from 19 June to 11 December.

Find the booking details on our website. You can also apply for our Small Grants to cover part of the cost of the course.

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) Process Training

Two dates are available this year for a training course on the management and responses to allegations about Persons in Position of Trust

Find out more on the poster.

New Guidance for the Youth Sector

The National Youth Agency has released Version 5.2 of its COVID Guidance. This version reflects the changes to restrictions introduced on Monday 12 April  Find the full document on
If you missed NYA's webinar explaining the changes, you can still watch it on their YouTube channel.

National Census of Youth Services

The NYA is undertaking a national census of all youth services and out of school activities in England. The Census will provide essential information to how plan, invest in and support the youth sector.  

It will take just 2 minutes to check if your organisation is included, and if not to register. Go to NYA's websitePre-register by 29 April to be sure to be counted. 

New Report on County Lines

The NYA has also released its County Lines report, Between the Lines. The report highlights the changing face of gang behaviour on vulnerable young people.  You can view a copy of the report here.

Exploitation and extra-familial harm are key priorities of the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership, and a Vulnerable Adolescents Partnership Forum (VAPF) has been set up to create a space to talk about the issues in more detail. The VAPF meets every other month; if you’re interested in attending, please email Aimee Gedge.

Work Placements for Unemployed Young People

Creative Arts East are heading up Kickstart East Anglia, a consortium of 51 different employers offering 6-month work placements for unemployed young people aged 16-24 claiming Universal Credit. To see current vacancies, visit Creative Arts East website.
If you'd like to receive regular updates on the placement opportunities, please email Zoë from Creative Arts East

New Half Term Film Club for 12-15 year olds

The BFI 's new Film Club for 12-15 year olds will be delivered in Norwich. 

The BFI Film Clubs programme is a pilot co-funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Youth Accelerator Fund and the BFI through National Lottery funding.
It is part of a network of film clubs across England which will offer high quality learning about film and wider screen media to aspiring young people.

Find out more here.
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