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Launched on 1st May by the Centre for Youth Impact
The Centre for Youth Impact have launched the first version of a national data standard for the youth sector in the UK. This is a set of standard questions designed specifically for organisations working with and for young people. Following examples such as 360 Giving and the Social Economy Data Lab, this standard is being developed to gather consistent data, and generate shared insight across the youth sector as a whole. The Centre for Youth Impact is providing central coordination and management of this initiative, working closely with key stakeholders across the sector, including: The National Youth Agency, UK Youth, the Network of Regional Youth Work Units in England, Young People’s Foundations Trust, John Lyon’s Charity, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the National Lottery Community Fund, and DCMS. The immediate goal is to provide one simple process for youth organisations to provide information about their situation and develop a national picture of the current challenges faced by the sector as a whole. The first version of the data standard is available as an online form. It includes a combination of standard fields about an organisation, and specific questions about the impact of Covid-19.

Please escalate this notice to organisations working with and for young people, and follow this link to complete the form: it is designed to take no more than seven minutes.

Starting on Tuesday 12th May 2020: Join the call for diary submissions.
Janet Batsleer, in collaboration with colleagues from across the membership, have initiated a ‘Citizen Enquiry’ to explore and document for the future what is happening for young people and for youth work and youth workers at this unprecedented time. Youth workers and young people are invited to contribute diaries for one day per month, starting on Tuesday 12th May 2020. The idea is to contribute the evidence generated through ‘Citizen Enquiry’ to the wider Mass Observation archive located at Sussex University. The enquiry will explore: What is our collective sense of what is going on for youth work in current circumstances? What are young people saying about how they are feeling? What challenges are youth workers and organisations facing? What are the potentials and possibilities? This is a bottom up, ‘Citizen Enquiry’ it is not run by any university or institution and is hoping to attract wide support from youth workers.
A full brief for this project is available via this link with details of how to register an interest and get involved.