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The State of Girls Rights in the UK 2024
The report, which includes a ranking of local authorities and a survey of nearly 3,000 girls and young women, highlights how UK girls feel uncertain about their futures and let down by the lack of progress on gender equality that society has promised them.
  • Topic:  Equality
  • Date:  18 July, 2024
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Celebrating 30 years of Impact Arts
On 22nd August, the Impact Arts team will be raising a glass to three decades of life-changing work, as they prepare to mark their 30th anniversary. They've recently launched a call out for those who have been impacted by their work over the past 30 years and been part of one of their projects, to get in touch and share their stories.
  • Topic:  Active Youth Work, Arts
  • Date:  18 July, 2024
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Scottish Government publishes CLD Review report
The report, spearheaded by Kate Still, includes a range of recommendations for how to strengthen the sector.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Policy & Influencing
  • Date:  17 July, 2024
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Harmful Sexual Behaviour Practitioner Forum
Are you undertaking assessment,  intervention or prevention based work with children under the age of 18 who have displayed abusive or problematic sexual behaviours? Whether you already have extensive experience, or are only new to this area of practice, this forum is for you.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  17 July, 2024
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Ultra-processed Food Makes up Almost Two-thirds of Calorie Intake of UK Adolescents
Research led by scientists from the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol has found that adolescents consume around two-thirds of their daily calories from ultra-processed food consumption and the figure was highest among those living in deprived backgrounds, those of white ethnicity, and younger adolescents.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  17 July, 2024
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Suicide Prevention Scotland Youth Advisory Group
Opportunity for young people aged 16-24 to get involved in the work of the Suicide Prevention Youth Advisory Group. The group is an advisory group for Suicide Prevention Scotland and is supported by Children in Scotland and the University of Stirling.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  17 July, 2024
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Men Minds
Men Minds are a group of young men with lots of different experiences who want to have conversations with other young men to find out how to support better mental health and improve mental health research for young men. Do you know a young man who would be interested in taking part?
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing, Research
  • Date:  17 July, 2024
Do you need simpler ways to gather and share evidence of the impact of your youth work?
Do you need simpler ways to gather and share evidence of the impact of your youth work? We are looking for 6 youth work teams from across Scotland to co-design some simple online tools for impact assessment. Find out more and apply by 5pm on Monday 5th August.
  • Topic:  Active Youth Work, Education, Skills & Employability, Evaluation
  • Date:  17 July, 2024
Strategies to Maximise Success in Changing Outcomes for Young People: Training Opportunity
Learn how to develop more effective and sustainable solutions to maximise health and social outcomes for the communities you serve.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing, Training & Development
  • Date:  15 July, 2024
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The Walking and Cycling Index
Sustrans is looking for short personal stories from children and young people aged 6-15 about walking wheeling or cycling to feature in the next Children’s Walking and Cycling Index.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  11 July, 2024
Playday 2024
On Wednesday 7th August, families, communities, childcare and youth settings will celebrate Playday across the UK. The theme this year is 'Play – the culture of childhood: Supporting play, fun and friendships'. Get involved using the hashtags #Playday2024 and #PlayAndCulture.
  • Date:  11 July, 2024
YouthLink Scotland secures major funding to champion youth work in education
YouthLink Scotland is set to transform the educational landscape with significant new funding from the Robertson Trust, aimed at highlighting the crucial role of youth work in education.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Funding
  • Date:  11 July, 2024

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