Participation and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are not just buzzwords, but essential values that are at the core of all youth work practice. Youth work provides a space to understand and challenge discrimination and prejudice, removing barriers to participation.
Youth workers meet young people where they are, creating a safe and supportive space where they can explore important issues and challenge discrimination and prejudice. By focusing on the rights of the most marginalized and excluded young people, we work to remove the barriers caused by inequality.
Youth Work strives to understand the unique barriers faced by young people and help them to participate in youth social action, whether it’s through local committees or on a national level. By doing so, this helps to create more inclusive spaces where all young people feel valued and heard.
At YouthLink Scotland, we are committed to making a difference to the lives of young people by putting Participation and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do to make sure all young people’s voices are actively included in the decisions that impact them.