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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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Latest training opportunity

Want to understand Theory of Change better? Or curious how it can come alive to support your approach to evaluation or programme design? Join us for our free 'Introduction to Theory of Change' training session on 30 August, led by our very own Centre team.

Office Hours

Need some bespoke support?

To complement our new Impact and Training Curriculum, we've launched online office hours! Drop us a line ( if you'd like to schedule a call to chat through your evaluation challenges and questions about continuous quality improvement. Please provide a brief summary of your question or the thought you’d like support working through, and a member of our team will get in touch to finalise a time.

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

An apple a day: is ‘dosage’ a useful concept in understanding the impact of youth work?

13 September 2022

For this month’s Our Thoughts, our CEO Bethia McNeil considers the concept of 'dosage', a core component within the 'What Works' approach, as a means to better understand the impact of youth work.

September Reading List

13 September 2022

Each month, members of the team share writing that has made us think, inspired our work, or piqued our interest. Check out what we've been reading in September!

Resi Reflections on the #iwill Data Collection Process

13 September 2022

Research and Projects Assistant Zunaira Mahmood shares reflections and learning from our Panel's summer data collection, as part of our evaluation into the impact of youth voice within the #iwill Fund.

Insights From the Data Trawl on Youth Voice Practice

16 August 2022

Read all the latest insights from the #iwill Data Trawl, illuminating the ways in which #iwill funded youth social action activities in England champion youth voice, and the impact they have had on young people, organisations, funders, and communities.