Breaking the cycle: Youth work's role in tackling poverty

Discover the transformative power of youth work to improve the lives of children and young people impacted by poverty in Scotland.

Youth work often works at the coalface of poverty in some of Scotland’s most deprived communities. With its person-centred, community-based approach, youth work plays a crucial role in addressing the root causes of poverty by promoting personal and social development, improving educational outcomes, and enhancing health and wellbeing.

Through a heightened understanding of young people’s complex needs when it comes to poverty, youth workers are able to provide targeted support, supporting young people to develop the skills and confidence necessary to overcome barriers and achieve their potential.