Youth work helps to deliver Curriculum for Excellence and has an important role to play in tackling the poverty-related attainment gap in Scotland.
“Alongside schools, youth work improves the wellbeing, readiness to learn and educational outcomes of children and young people.”Pupil Equity Fund: National Operational Guidance, Scottish Government 2022
YouthLink Scotland’s Youth Work and Schools Partnership programme, one of the Scottish Attainment Challenge national programmes, works closely with Scottish Government and other SAC partners to promote and develop the role of youth work in closing the poverty related attainment gap. We do this by sharing good practice, supporting practice development and helping to gather evidence of the impact of youth work on attainment.
"Youth workers have skills - and huge insight from the relationships they build with young people in communities - to help engage young people in learning."Teacher
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