National Youth Agency visits The Magic Club

Each year we welcome youth work professionals into the Magic Club to evaluate our work, and this year we were delighted to welcome the National Youth Agency to review our work with young people.

We believe it is really important to work with others to get an independent assessment of our work to help us continually develop and improve.

Staff from the National Youth Agency had a look over our policies, procedures, processes and plans and then came in to one of our junior sessions, to observe our team at work and talk to members about their views of the Magic Club.

We are pleased to say we had a glowing review!

Here are just some of the National Youth Agency’s feedback:

Young People’s Personal and Social Development and Learning
“Young people were observed to engage well with the session. There was a programme of mixed activities for young people to take part in, including planned activities and free association time. The session observed was of junior age range and was well attended despite the time of year usually attracting low numbers. The session was introduced to the young people so they understood what was on offer and were able to make choices about what they took part in. The young people spoke highly of The Magic Club, reporting they attend as much as they can and one young person stating they would like to come every day if they could.”

Quality of Youth Work Practice
“Staff demonstrated they understood the needs of young people, and were able to make adaptions to the programme to ensure all young people could take part in an equitable way. This identification of need shows there is a clear level of understanding of young people and the issues they face, which, alongside local knowledge ensures a well rounded provision for young people.”

“The evidence submitted and the practice observed was of a high standard. There were many features that would be close to or at advanced level. The Magic Club should be proud of their achievements and recognise the importance of the informal interventions that return formal outcomes.”