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Young People and their Exposure to Gambling Harms within Digital Games
This webinar will focus on gambling mechanics in digital games with a particular focus on vulnerable groups.
  • Date:  23 July, 2024
  • Time:  10:00 - 12:00
  • Type:  Webinar
  • Organiser:  Sector
  • Cost:  Free
  • Location:  Online
Children and Young People’s Experience of Domestic Abuse
This session explores how children and young people can experience domestic abuse, how this can impact on their lives and the coping strategies they can employ. It also looks at the importance of listening to children and young people and how difficult it can be for them to be heard.
  • Date:  24 July, 2024
  • Time:  14:00 - 16:30
  • Type:  Training
  • Organiser:  Other
  • Cost:  Paid
  • Location:  Online
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PVG & Signatory - Face to Face Training
All you need to know to act as a signatory, with an introduction to the PVG legislation.
  • Date:  30 July, 2024
  • Time:  10:00 - 16:00
  • Type:  Training
  • Organiser:  Sector
  • Cost:  Free
  • Location:  Stirling
Under Pressure
Under Pressure training supports practitioners to have open discussions about some of the challenges and pressures young people may be facing around relationships and gender roles.
  • Date:  6 August, 2024
  • Time:  13:00 - 15:00
  • Type:  Training
  • Organiser:  Other
  • Cost:  Free
  • Location:  Online
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PVG & Signatory - Face to Face Training
All you need to know to act as a signatory, with an introduction to the PVG legislation.
  • Date:  8 August, 2024
  • Time:  10:00 - 16:00
  • Type:  Training
  • Organiser:  Sector
  • Cost:  Free
  • Location:  Stirling
Under Pressure
Under Pressure training supports practitioners to have open discussions about some of the challenges and pressures young people may be facing around relationships and gender roles.
  • Date:  15 August, 2024
  • Time:  13:00 - 15:00
  • Type:  Training
  • Organiser:  Other
  • Cost:  Free
  • Location:  Online
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Person-centred Planning: Helping Children Determine Their Own Futures
Develop person-centred planning tools to support the children and young people you work with as they start the new academic year.
  • Date:  20 August, 2024
  • Time:  10:00 - 12:00
  • Type:  Webinar
  • Organiser:  Sector
  • Cost:  Paid
  • Location:  Online
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Smoking, Vaping, Mental Health and Wellbeing
Improve your knowledge and confidence when it comes to discussing tobacco, vaping and their impact on the mental health and wellbeing of young people?
  • Date:  20 August, 2024
  • Time:  10:00 - 12:00
  • Type:  Training
  • Organiser:  Sector
  • Cost:  Free
  • Location:  Online
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Hidden in Plain Sight: Understanding Gambling Harms and Links to Gaming
An introduction to gambling and the associated risks and harms, including the increasingly blurred lines between gaming and gambling. It is open to anyone working within youth services, family services or formal education in Scotland.
  • Date:  20 August, 2024
  • Time:  10:00 - 12:30
  • Type:  Webinar
  • Organiser:  Sector
  • Cost:  Free
  • Location:  Online
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Signatory Training
An information session providing the knowledge needed to carry out a signatory role in line with the PVG code of pratice.
  • Date:  20 August, 2024
  • Time:  14:00 - 16:00
  • Type:  Training
  • Organiser:  Sector
  • Cost:  Free
  • Location:  Online
Ready for Youth Work
A practical course for youth workers and volunteers to ensure that they can: create a safe space for young people; plan, deliver and evaluate fun youth work sessions for young people; engage young people meaningfully and celebrate and recognise their achievements.
  • Date:  21 August, 2024
  • Time:  10:00 - 16:30
  • Type:  Training
  • Organiser:  Sector
  • Cost:  Free, Paid
  • Location:  Dumfries
Deaf and Sight Loss Awareness Training
Join YouthLink Scotland, RNIB Scotland and Deaf Action for interactive training on Deaf and Sight Loss Awareness.
  • Date:  22 August, 2024
  • Time:  9:00 - 13:00
  • Type:  Training
  • Organiser:  YouthLink Scotland
  • Cost:  Free
  • Location:  Edinburgh

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