Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) is committed to the continuous enhancement of the quality of activities and opportunities provided. FYA has undertaken a strategic and evidence-driven approach to improve the quality of learning opportunities.
We participate in the following quality assurance programmes:
FYA has been awarded a Gold Level London Youth Quality Mark, a quality assurance scheme accredited by City and Guilds.
FYA has achieved all three levels within London Youth’s Quality Mark; Bronze, Silver and Gold. The Bronze award focuses on the policies and procedures clubs need to have in place to ensure they are operating legally and safely. Silver focuses more on the opportunities provided to young people, as well as their training and support provided to staff and volunteers. The Gold award is a badge of excellence which focuses on providing evidence that the club is committed to continuous improvement and involves young people at all levels.
FYA’s monitoring and evaluation framework for youth social action is validated by the Project Oracle Youth Evidence Hub. Project Oracle is an accreditation programme that supports youth organisations gather high quality evidence and produce robust evaluation frameworks.
FYA has achieved Project Oracle’s Level 1 Standard of Evidence. This means FYA has in place a coherent and plausible description of the rationale that lies behind this work. This includes a description of project activities, intended outcomes and aims, how these are connected and what assumptions are being made; therefore providing all the elements needed for a Theory of Change. The accreditation also includes plans for evaluating the outcomes described and the timeline for implementing this.
Fitzrovia Youth in Action was the first Camden youth agency to be awarded with Healthy Futures, the borough’s local health quality mark, in November 2017.
Healthy Futures brings together the different elements of improving health within one programme, ensuring that clear, consistent and evidenced-based health messages are being communicated to young people. The programme focuses primarily on increasing young people’s ability and confidence to make healthy choices for themselves both now and in the future, but also supports signposting and referrals to targeted services. The award covers the following health topics: healthy eating, physical activity, substance misuse, sexual health, and mental health.