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Welcome to the Centre for Youth Impact

We work collaboratively with partners across the UK youth sector to develop shared approaches to learning, evaluation and continuous improvement.

Our vision is that all young people in the UK have access to high quality services that support their social and emotional learning. 

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#iWill Fund Learning Hub

#iWill Fund Learning Hub

The #iwill Fund is an England wide joint investment that brings together £40 million in funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and The National Lottery Community Fund, creating a central investment pot.

Youth Programme Quality Intervention

Youth Programme Quality Intervention

The YPQI was developed in the US, by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Extensive research has demonstrated its effectiveness in improving outcomes for young people, promoting a sustainable and supportive culture of organisational reflection and improvement, and refocusing evaluation on the quality of relationships within different settings.

News & events

Creating order from chaos: encouraging long term thinking about rapid response work

11 February 2021

This month, Jo Hickman Dunne, Project Officer at the Centre, reflects on how we can begin to make clearer decisions about what our services should look like as we move towards the ‘new normal’.


 

How can we best advance meaningful engagement with evidence, when acceptance of evidence is optional?

14 January 2021

Spoiler alert: I don’t have an answer to this question, but it’s something that’s been weighing heavy on my mind and I think should be examined within the evaluation field specifically.

A fond farewell

3 December 2020

Ed Anderton, our outgoing Director of Practice Development, shares some of his learning from his time with the Centre.

The Centre for Youth Impact Practitioner Panel

3 December 2020

As part of the legacy of the Youth Investment Fund, and particularly the importance of collaboration with practitioners through the evaluation design process, the Centre for Youth Impact is establishing a new Practitioner Panel.