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Youth partnership seminar UK-Germany - applications now open!
Applications are now open for youth leaders to take part in our youth partnership seminar in Berlin from 19 – 21 September 2024.
  • Topic:  International
  • Date:  14 June, 2024
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Labour Market Statistics for 16 to 24 Year Olds
Statistics from the Annual Population Survey covering the period from April 2023 to March 2024 for Scotland and the United Kingdom.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  13 June, 2024
National Youth Work Awards Winners 2024
A huge congratulations to our newest array of National Youth Work Awards winners! Meet the faces and the teams behind some of the very best youth work in Scotland.
  • Topic:  National Youth Work Awards
  • Date:  13 June, 2024
Young People Reveal Challenges of Caring Role in New Film Supported by Barnardo's
A group of young carers in Aberdeen have created an exciting new film inspired by retro video games based on their caring experiences.
  • Topic:  Care
  • Date:  11 June, 2024
Three young women with the title register to vote
Give an X Campaign
YouthLink Scotland is supporting the Give an X Campaign to get young people voting and are delighted to share some resources from Give an X that you can use on your social media to encourage young people to register to vote.
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  11 June, 2024
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30 Under 30
The Young Women's Movement's annual campaign to celebrate young women, girls and
non-binary people in Scotland who are making changes in their communities and wider society is open for nominations until 1st July.
  • Topic:  Equality, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  10 June, 2024
2024 SURF Awards
Highlight, celebrate and share your achievements addressing physical, social and economic challenges in communities across Scotland. The deadline for nominations is Monday 2nd September.
  • Topic:  Prevention & Early Intervention, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  10 June, 2024
Informing YouthLink Scotland’s Policy Briefing Series: Youth Work and Tackling Youth Homelessness
Help inform our policy briefing series by sending us your data or stories on the practical role of youth workers and their impact on housing for those you support.
  • Topic:  Policy & Influencing
  • Date:  6 June, 2024
Free Resilience-building Workshops for Young People in Scotland this Summer
Change Mental Health are offering free one-hour workshop style sessions for any summer camps/youth clubs/services that work with young people. Find out more...
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  5 June, 2024
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Education Reform Legislation Published
Legislation to create a new national qualifications body and an independent inspectorate of schools and other educational providers has been published.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  5 June, 2024
Lack of Affordable Homes Tops Worry List for Young People in Scotland
Nearly 60% of 11 to 25 year olds surveyed by Young Scot said lack of affordable housing and the climate emergency are the main issues worrying them about their future.
  • Date:  4 June, 2024
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Learnings from Place-Based, System Change Initiatives to Tackle Child Poverty
This report provides early evidence and learning from a range of initiatives that aim to tackle child poverty through working in partnership to provide holistic, person-centred support for parents and families.
  • Topic:  Poverty
  • Date:  4 June, 2024

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