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Join the UK Youth movement

We are building a movement to stand with young people and campaign for them to have equal access to high-quality services in their community.

UK Youth are initiating a movement of people and organisations to stand with young people and campaign for them to have access to high quality services in every community, regardless of their background or circumstances. 

 

This will be a movement for change, led by Changemakers and Innovators and facilitated by UK Youth.

Changemakers

Changemakers are people and organisations at the heart of the movement who sign up to stand with UK Youth and young people in this campaign. They can join the movement for free. UK Youth will provide free support, training and networking opportunities to empower them to achieve our collective aims. 

Innovators

Innovators are people and organisations who want to go further and collaborate with UK Youth on developing and growing the movement, as well as providing leadership and support to Changemakers in their local area or nationally. Innovators can join the movement for £500. Including all the opportunities given to Changemakers, Innovators also benefit from access to additional benefits and opportunities. Find out more below

The role of UK Youth is to initiate, promote and grow the movement by promoting the cause and bringing together youth organisations/services of all kinds to connect, collaborate and innovate. Through a range of exciting events and activities, we will give Changemakers and Innovators the tools to bring about social change and ensure young people have access to a range of accessible, free and affordable, high quality services in their local community. 

 

We need a strategic, nationally coordinated, long-term approach to investing in young people and ensuring they all have access to high quality and universally available non-formal education and development opportunities in their local area. 

 

Unlocking investment into services for young people will enable us to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing young people today, including poor mental health and wellbeing, serious violence and a lack of positive opportunities and progression routes into training and secure employment.

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Connect with opportunities to enable change

Through a range of exciting events and activities, we will give Changemakers and Innovators the tools to bring about social change and ensure young people have access to a range of accessible, free and affordable, high quality services in their local community. 

Changemakers and Innovators will be part of a vibrant peer network of youth workers, volunteers and experts from across the country, coming together to develop and promote cutting edge approaches. We will bring our national perspective on youth services, the views of young people from across the UK, and our strong cross sector partnerships, to underpin and strengthen the movement. 

Together we will be at the forefront of innovation, piloting new approaches, harnessing impact and driving change to build bright futures for all young people.  

UK Youth will provide FREE support, training and networking opportunities to empower Changemakers to give young people equal access to high-quality services in every community.

It’s our role to raise awareness for these issues and advocate for more support.

Our report also showcased the need for a national representative of the wider youth sector. To ensure a common voice, we work closely with our vibrant peer network, MPs and the government to collaborate, recognise excellence, highlight challenges and maximise effectiveness to showcase the pivotal role youth services play in today’s society.

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It’s our role to raise awareness for these issues and advocate for more support.

Our report also showcased the need for a national representative of the wider youth sector. To ensure a common voice, we work closely with our vibrant peer network, MPs and the government to collaborate, recognise excellence, highlight challenges and maximise effectiveness to showcase the pivotal role youth services play in today’s society.

Free Webinars:

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

Free Advice Labs:

an interactive series to learn, share new ideas and grow networks, with a focus on individual need.  

  • Taking a social entrepreneurial approach, in partnership with Access Foundation and Big Society Capital 
  • 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

Free Newsletters:

Providing policy, funding and sector news. 

Free Masterclasses:

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  
  • Effective safeguarding  
  • Youth work essentials  

Free skills development programmes:

Skills training to enable youth workers, volunteers and peer educators to deliver high quality programmes for young people to increase their life skills. 

Offering Changemakers additional support

UK Youth offers Quality Frameworks and the UK Youth Achievement Awards. 

  • Quality Frameworks: advice, guidance and best practise on creating high quality, safe spaces for young people. Please get in touch to ask about pricing.  
  • UK Youth Achievement Awards: nationally accredited by ASDAN, the Awards support young people to develop critical thinking and reflection skills by setting goals, taking part in or leading a project and evaluating what they have learned. Please get in touch to ask about pricing.  

A movement led by Innovators

UK Youth will bring Innovators together throughout the year to collectively grow the movement and lead the youth sector. With all the benefits for a changemaker, they will also receive the additional opportunities to attend the annual Leaders Retreat and regular gatherings of the Strategy & Innovation Group and more for £500.

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. Accommodation, food and drinks included.   

UK Youth events:

Innovators will be given priority access to high profile UK Youth events taking place throughout the year, including report launches, policy discussions, meetings with government and professional networking opportunities.

In addition, Innovators will have access to Skilled corporate volunteering opportunities that unlock the expertise and skills of our range of corporate partners for the benefit of young people. They will also have Exclusive 20% Reductions on products including Quality Framework moderation and UK Youth Achievement Awards. Finally, all Innovators will be offered Bespoke support from the UK Youth team. 

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We strengthen the quality of the youth sector

We support our movement and the youth sector to strengthen the quality of their services through training, accreditation, resources and expert advice. We have a range of products available to support all organisations working with young people. These include:

Ambition Quality

Our nationally recognised assurance scheme specifically designed for organisations working with young people to enable them to develop quality provision, achieve lasting improvements and confidently demonstrate the quality of services being delivered to your young people.

Creating safe spaces

In response to the call from our movement for increased training to safeguard their young people, we designed UK Youth Safe Spaces framework to set a minimum level of practice consistent with operating a safe organisation. The framework covers issues including health and safety, data protection, safeguarding, child sex exploitation, bullying and radicalisation.

UKYAAs

Our nationally recognised awards framework has been delivered by youth organisations for over 20 years to celebrate the achievements of young people. The UKYAAs are an ASDAN accredited, youth-led framework which can be applied to almost any activity using a plan, do and review method and champion a variety of learning methods.