News, Blogs and Events

Keep your finger firmly on the pulse of Scotland’s youth work sector with our news, events & blogs library. You’ll get the top stories, best training opportunities and insightful comment from across the sector.

Education Reform: A Consultation on the Provisions of the Education Bill
We are keen to hear from youth work practitioners and young people to inform our response to this consultation. Join us from 4-5pm on Thursday 30th November for an online discussion to shape our response and consider how we can elevate the voice of young people.
Youth VIP training
Brush up on your ability to recruit, retain and develop young volunteers for your organisation. Online, 7th December, 11.30am-12.30pm
A Right to Youth Work - Exploring Current Policy Opportunities
YouthLink Scotland Policy Convention
Join us on Thursday 7th December for YouthLink Scotland’s annual online Policy Convention, to discuss the opportunities to further the cause for a right to youth work in Scotland. Online, 7 December, 9.45am-3pm.
Members Network
Members Network - The Role of Youth Work in #KeepingThePromise
The last Members Network of 2023 will explore the links between youth work and the Promise, with a chance to share and learn from best practice examples. Online, 12th December, 10-11.30am.

All News & Events


News Article Event Blog Article
NHS 24 Healthy Know How
NHS 24 winter health campaign 2023
NHS 24 is launching its annual winter health preparedness campaign ‘Healthy Know How’ which helps people manage the usual winter illnesses with advice and helpful reminders ahead of the festive holidays.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  30 November, 2023
What's Your Take
‘What’s Your Take’ survey
The Scottish Youth Parliament has launched their latest #WhatsYourTake consultation survey. 
  • Topic:  Child Protection, Policy & Influencing, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  29 November, 2023
YouthLink Scotland to trial new national youth work impact dashboard
We are looking for 100 youth work projects from across Scotland to help us trial a new impact dashboard that will build a detailed picture of youth work's impact across the country.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Research
  • Date:  28 November, 2023
YouthLink Scotland Annual Report 2022/23
Welcome to YouthLink Scotland's Annual Report for 2022/23.
  • Topic:  Annual Report, Digital Youth Work
  • Date:  27 November, 2023
Learning for a Sustainable Future: Live at COP28
Learning for a Sustainable Future: Live at COP28
Start a learning journey towards a sustainable future with Learning for Sustainability Scotland's free course & COP28 Global Day of Action.
  • Topic:  Learning for Sustainability
  • Date:  27 November, 2023
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Learning for Sustainability Sketchnote
Education Scotland have created a Learning for Sustainability (LfS) Sketchnote to help illustrate the LfS Action Plan Refresh, which places sustainability at the centre of the Scottish education system.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Learning for Sustainability, Outdoor Learning
  • Date:  27 November, 2023
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Vaping Campaign Launched
A new marketing campaign informing parents, carers and school pupils of the dangers of vaping has been launched by the Scottish Government.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  22 November, 2023
Children & Young People Commissioner Scotland
Your Rights, Our Plan
Find out more and download the resource pack to help support children and young people to get involved in Your Rights Our Plan.
  • Date:  21 November, 2023
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5 Key Findings from the Digital Youth Index Report 2023
Nominet has recently published this year’s Digital Youth Index Report in partnership with Opinium, which explores young people’s experiences online. 
  • Topic:  Digital Youth Work
  • Date:  20 November, 2023
Youth Meaningful Work Survey - By Young People, for Young People
World YMCA, in collaboration with Y Australia and Deloitte Australia, has launched a Youth Meaningful Work survey aimed at young people aged 18-35.
  • Topic:  Active Youth Work
  • Date:  20 November, 2023
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International opportunities
Check out the latest training opportunities within the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme, European Solidarity Corps and beyond!
  • Topic:  International
  • Date:  20 November, 2023
BBC Children in Need logo
Youth Work in McDonald's - Sign Up!
Would you like to connect with your local McDonald's restaurant to develop and grow community relationships?
  • Topic:  Active Youth Work
  • Date:  17 November, 2023

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