Events and opportunities

UK Youth provide free support, training and networking opportunities for organisations to empower them to give young people equal access to high quality services in every community.

A dynamic collaboration of experts providing a safe space to support and champion national conversations that strengthen local practices. Join us to share knowledge, expertise and create innovative solutions to these topical issues.

Belong: addressing youth loneliness


Tackling serious violence

An interactive series to learn, share new ideas and grow networks, with a focus on individual need. Advice labs will cover a range of topics to support the running of a safe, sustainable and high-quality service for young people. Leading experts will come together to run interactive sessions and answer questions.

Embedding good governance, in partnership with PwC

Effectively engaging members and partners, for infrastructure organisations

A strategic approach to harnessing impact

The power of influencing and storytelling

A collection of expert-led workshops to develop knowledge, skills and confidence, taking you beyond theory to practical application for a lasting impact. 

Involving young people in decision making

Join us to explore good practices of youth participation and discuss how we can further empower young people to have their voices heard across the movement. Along with UK Youth Voice, we will be exploring key values to consider when listening to young people’s voices and looking at the challenges and opportunities arising from embedding youth engagement in your organisation. A very interactive workshop with practical exercises and tips to implement in your own organisations. 

Effective safeguarding

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and whether you are new to working with young people or have a considerable amount of knowledge and experience, this unique and innovative safeguarding masterclass is designed for you.

It will give practitioners the motivation, skills, and confidence to deal with all safeguarding challenges including some of the current issues affecting young people such as county lines, gangs, serious violence, child sexual exploitation, and radicalisation.

Youth work essentials

This Masterclass is designed for those new to working with young people who may have little or no experience or training and for those who are more experienced but want a refresher on using a youth work approach 

Understand key principles of how to engage, motivate and educate young people to make informed life choices. Explore key values and attitudes in effective and meaningful work with young people and expand your toolkit of activities to enhance your work and increase impact. 

UK Youth will bring Innovators together throughout the year to collectively grow the movement and lead the youth sector.

Leaders retreat

Exclusive to UK Youth Innovators. Join us for UK Youth’s inaugural Leaders retreat – a two-day event to collaborate with and learn from sector leaders and experts from across the UK to tackle the most pressing issues for young people. The Retreat will also give you the time and space to reflect on your own practise, take part in lively discussions, have the opportunity to network and create new partnerships. 

Accommodation, food and drinks for one person is included in the annual fee of £500. Additional spaces are £250pp 

Strategy & innovation group

Exclusive to UK Youth Innovators, the Strategy & innovation group shapes and influences long-term strategy for young people with UK Youth and leading experts from across the sector.

Our webinar series is a space for youth organisations in our network to connect with each other and share stories of innovation in youth work.

Innovation in youth work: webinar series

A digital series delivered by experts across the sector sharing innovation and good practice in youth work.