Training, Consultancy & Research

Improving Quality for Young People







Who we are

Our associate team are all qualified and experienced youth workers who have worked directly with children and young people and have held senior management positions prior to working with us.   This knowledge and understanding enables us to work effectively with young people, youth workers, teams and senior managers to help you identify need, create workable solutions and develop and train the workforce to improve performance and outcomes for children and young people.  

What we do

Our focus is to develop and support organisations to provide good quality services for young people.  We provide:

  • workforce training and development including accredited youth work qualifications;
  • we have extensive national experience of developing and embedding Quality Assurance models to improve practice and performance, 
  • we provide organisational management development and strategic support.

Who we work with

Atkin Associates has worked with local authorities, Government departments and Third Sector organisations since 2002 to improve services for young people in England and Wales.

Louise is known in the youth work field as an expert professional who has many years’ experience of leading nationally on outcomes for young people and Best Practice.  We have drawn on this expertise and been able to improve both our business acumen and outcomes for young people with her support and guidance.

CEO, Knowsley Youth Mutual

Recent News Posts

Latest news from Atkin Associates and useful insights from the sector.

Spring 2022 Training

Spring 2022 Training

It's great to be back in the training room with so many energetic and committed youth workers, studying for their Level 3 Certificates in Youth Work Practice in Dudley and Staffordshire.

December 2021

December 2021

Congratulations! New Level 3 Certificates achieved in Sandwell and Birmingham Socially distanced return to learning in Sandwell! Congratulations to our latest Level 3 youth workers who have shown the most amazing resilience and determination to achieve their level 3...

Birmingham Level 2 DCMS Bursary Group

Birmingham Level 2 DCMS Bursary Group

Working with Birmingham Association of Youth Clubs (BAYC) we are running a Level 2 Award course in Birmingham.  Youth Workers from large and small voluntary youth work organisations in the City are sharing their experiences and questions about what makes good youth...