Youth sector data standard
The youth sector data standard is a set of standard questions designed specifically for organisations working with and for young people.
What is this standard?
The latest version of the data standard was published on 9th July 2020. Along with the addition of questions related to representation and voice, and issues relating to restarting services over the summer period, a key feature of this version is that we have included the option for organisations to identify themselves, rather than remain anonymous.
This will enable us to build a more clear picture of who we are reaching with this initiative, avoid duplication, and provide specific updates, analysis and reporting. Over time, our aim is to provide the means for organisations to compare your data against national and regional benchmarks. Crucially, identification is entirely optional, and any identifying data provided will be stored securely and separately from all other information submitted.
For findings and reflections relating to the second version of the standard, please click here.
You can also download an anonymised version of the whole dataset here.
For findings and reflections relating to the first version of the standard, please click here.
Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Centre for Youth Impact is providing central coordination and management of this initiative, working closely with key stakeholders across the sector, including:
NYA, UK Youth, the Network of Regional Youth Work Units - England, Young People’s Foundations Trust, John Lyon’s Charity, the National Lottery Community Fund, DCMS, Interim Youth Work Board (Wales), Principal Youth Officers Group (Wales), CWVYS, WLGA, Youthlink Scotland and Youth Work Alliance.
We are particularly grateful to Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for their joint support of this initiative.