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Lessons from the Listening Fund (Part 1): Enablers for Listening

15 June 2020

Over the past two years, the Centre for Youth Impact has been working with the funders and youth organisations involved in the Listening Fund.

Asking Good Questions in Focus - Part 1 of 3: Why do we do what we do? What exactly are we doing?

4 June 2020

Learning and improvement during the COVID-19 pandemic

Starting from here: the case for a youth sector data standard

2 June 2020

There’s an old joke about someone asking for directions, and being told “if I were you, I wouldn’t start from here” - while it’s not a side-splitter, it does provide a way into what we’re trying to achieve by developing a data standard for the youth sector.

Just one question

7 May 2020

Taking inspiration from the success of ‘TeacherTapp’, from tomorrow we will be using an adapted version of our existing ‘Asking Good Questions’ survey tool to ask youth practitioners to respond to one key multiple-choice question each week.

Asking Good Questions: Online Youth Work

5 May 2020

This blog was written by Mary McKaskill, Practice Development Manager. In it, she outlines the intentions behind creating a set of resources to support evaluation and learning for online youth work.

We’re pleased to announce that over the coming months, we will be producing resources to support learning, evaluation, and continuous improvement for online youth work.

Youth sector data standard launch

1 May 2020

We are pleased to launch 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.

We’re holding online office hours!

9 April 2020

We’re offering online office hours on Thursday afternoons to support practitioners and youth organisations with their evaluation practice and continuous quality improvement cycles.

External Communication to partners and beyond

19 March 2020

We want to update you on the steps that we at the Centre for Youth Impact are taking in response to COVID-19.

Reflections from the Second Practice Development Day

3 March 2020

In this blog, Mary McKaskill our Practice Development Manager, shares her thoughts from the Centre’s recent Practice Development Day and initial reflections on the feedback that was shared with us afterwards.

Involving young people in heritage: learning from Kick the Dust

12 February 2020

In 2015, the National Lottery Heritage Fund recognised that young people were underrepresented as audiences, participants and volunteers in the heritage sector.

‘Asking Good Questions: The Survey’ is officially live!

6 February 2020

At the Centre, we are regularly asked what the youth sector is thinking and ‘doing’ about evaluation.

Practising what we preach: introducing the Centre’s Theory of Change

2 February 2020

Ed Anderton, our Director of Practice Development delves into our refreshed Theory of Change and how we arrived there.

Bookings open for our next Practice Development Day

24 January 2020

The Practice Development Day is a full-day intensive induction to the Centre’s approach to evaluating youth work and provision for young people.

Toward a better understanding of multiple influences

12 December 2019

This blog is written by Josef Fischer, Data Manager at the Centre. His blog considers why a new research methodology, 'QuIP', may be useful in impact measurement and evaluation by outlining some of the method's key distinguishing features and why it may be well-suited in the youth sector.

We are recruiting for a new Team Assistant, come work with us!

20 November 2019

The Centre for Youth Impact is committed to working collaboratively to progress thinking and practice in impact measurement and quality improvement in youth work and provision for young people.

Launching the Outcomes Framework 2.0

15 November 2019

In the summer of 2018, the Local Government Association commissioned the Centre for Youth Impact to produce an outcomes framework.