NCVYS organises events on an ongoing basis for both members and non-members. Members are given opportunities to participate in events, including bi-annual peer support residentials for workers in local networks and quarterly meetings of chief officers of NCVYS members. These provide participants with in-depth updates on policy developments in the sector as well as case studies showcasing good practice and discussions on relevant timely topics.
Youth Participation in Action Conference
NCVYS will be holding an exciting new youth participation conference on Thursday 18 April 2013 from 10.30am till 3.30pm. NCVYS will join forces with the winning organisations of the NCVYS Young Partners Award 2012 to deliver a conference focussing on exploring meaningful and practical ways to engage young people in the decision-making processes of an organisations work. The day will feature keynote speakers, practice sharing workshops, leadership talks with experts in the sector, a panel discussion as well as an opportunity for you to actively network with others. For more information click here and to book your place click here.
Collaboration in practice: connect - create - continue
The three youth organisations teamed up to deliver this comprehensive event, focussing on collaboration and partnership in the voluntary and community youth sector. It took place on the 28 November 2012 at St Mary's London W1H 1PQ and included time for both NCVYS and UK Youth to hold their AGMs. For more information about the event please click here.
For notes and presentations from recent events relating to training and workforce development click here.
The Framework of Outcomes for young people seminar
(Monday 2 October 2012, 10-3.30pm, Guildford)
This was a one-day seminar for youth sector-focused training providers, senior practitioners, quality managers and NCVYS members wanting to explore the implications of the Catalyst partnership’s new framework of outcomes.
Led by Bethia McNeil, Programme Leader for Youth Transitions at the framework’s developers - The Young Foundation.
For further information please check the booking flyer.
Keep the faith; Inter-faith seminar (Catalyst event)
(Monday 26 March 2012, 10-4pm, St Martin in the Bullring, Edgbaston Street, Birmingham, B5 5BB)
This was a one-day, multi-sector, inter-faith seminar for facilitators, trainers and youth practitioners working with children, young people and families. It sought to explore challenges and opportunities for organisations and practitioners working within and around their faith-based youth work context and to promote the value of inter-faith approaches and activity across the youth work space. We invited a series of speakers to offer insightful perspectives, evidence and ideas that can help to inform and stimulate thinking and discussion across the seminar. A selection of hands on practical sessions which will both inform and challenge practice and organisational opportunities. We hoped to provide a supportive, inclusive and progressive space for effective dialogue across the diversity of faith-based youth work perspectives. You can also learn more about the speakers and workshops here.
Overarching Strategic Partnership events
NCVYS, as part of the Department for Education's Overarching Strategic Partnership held a number events between 2011 and 2013 to support those working in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector with children, young people and families. See the Overarching Strategic Partnership events page for more details and reports of all the events.
Consultation workshops on young people's services in London (26 March 2012) and Birmingham (19 March 2012) discussed how young people feel about services for them. The Eye of the Storm seminar was a one-day, multi-sector health and wellbeing seminar for service planners and practitioners. You can also learn more about the speakers and workshops here.
Regional Strategy Consultation
In November and December 2011, NCVYS held regional strategy consultations. We will be revealing further information about our work to devise our next strategy soon. To read more about the events please click here.
NCVYS and Clinks event on Youth Justice
Clinks and NCVYS, who are working with the Department for Education’s Overarching Strategic Partnership, held a discussion on Youth Justice and Early Intervention on 22 November in Leeds. The purpose of the discussion was to open up a dialogue between organisations around the changes, challenges and issues within the Youth Justice System. >> Read more about the event here.
Positive for Youth - Young People’s Event
The Positive for Youth planning group invited young people to have their say on the Department for Education’s (DfE) new Positive for Youth Policy. This was a chance to shape the future of youth policy and effect change. The event was organised by young people for young people on Tuesday 25 October 2011 at Proud2, O2 Greenwich, 10.30 – 4.30pm. >> Read more about this story here.
NCVYS Annual Conference 2011
High profile speakers, including the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, Tim Loughton MP and Stephen Greene, Chief Executive of the Orange RockCorps, debated and discuss topics around localism, the National Citizen Service and youth participation with challenging and thought provoking conversations about the role of young people in a changing society! >> Read more about this story here.
NCVYS & Department for Education bring together youth sector and young people at Positive for Youth Summit
The NCVYS and DfE Youth Summit saw youth organisations come together with ministers to discuss and debate the key issues affecting young people. It was also an opportunity for these youth organisations to explore the possibility of partnerships to strengthen the youth sector. Ministers who spoke at the event included, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Children and Families Minister Tim Loughton. >> Read more about the event here including the speeches, and twitter and facebook feedback.
Youth Strategy Board meetings
Youth Strategy Board meetings (formerly known as Chief Officers’ meetings) are an opportunity for all NCVYS members chief officers to come together to explore areas of interest to NCVYS members. There is often an input from civil servants in relevant government departments. >> See the latest slides from the June and February 2011 meetings here.
In 2010 NCVYS held a successful Annual Conference and Speaking Out conference, find out more below:
Leading figures in voluntary and community sector come together for Speaking Out
Over a hundred members of the voluntary and community youth sector were joined by high profile speakers, including Cabinet Office Deputy Director Helen Stephenson at the Speaking Out 2010 annual conference in Westminster on Thursday 9 December. The event explored how members of the voluntary and community sector are coming under increased focus to deliver projects as part of the Big Society. >> Read more about this story here.
During 2010 NCVYS's Policy Officer worked in partnership with NCVO Third Sector Foresight to conduct research into the drivers (trends and forces) that could impact on the voluntary and community youth sector over the next 5-10 years. This included an event in November. >> See the slides from the event here.
NCVYS's youth forum ENVOY is equally active in organising events such as their bi-annual residential and their nine regional and one national Young Partners Awards. For more information on ENVOY events, please turn to the Youth Participation section.
Members and other interested parties also have opportunities to share their views and contribute to consultation responses at round table discussions and seminars organised around specific policy themes such as the Ten Year Youth Strategy, the Drugs Strategy, ContactPoint, vetting and barring, workforce development, placeshaping, community cohesion, the envrionment, social exclusion and more.
For more information on upcoming events, have a look at the Events Calendar or contact the NCVYS office on T: 020 7278 1041 if you have any additional questions.