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.


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Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People Health Report
This research explores experiences of accessing healthcare and the barriers LGBTQ+ young people face to accessing the care they need. With over 1200 participants, this deep-dive report is part of the largest piece of research into experiences for LGBTQ+ young people in Scotland to date.
  • Date:  18 May, 2023
CYCJ publishes Glasgow Youth Court evaluation
This report, commissioned by GCHSCP, charts the development and impact to date of Glasgow Youth Court.
  • Topic:  Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Date:  17 May, 2023
Evidence on pornography’s influence on harmful sexual behaviour among children
The Children's Commissioner for England has published a report on the influence of pornography on harmful sexual behaviour among children.
  • Topic:  Child Protection, Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  17 May, 2023
Share your ideas to help improve benefits for young people
Social Security Scotland wants to improve its service for young people. To do so, researchers want to talk to people aged 16 to 24 years and charities working with this age group.
  • Date:  16 May, 2023
Good Measure Project
Do you work with young people aged 14-19 who would be interested in an opportunity to take part in an online workshop for the Good Measure research project to help understand what aspects of sex and sexuality young people feel are most important to their mental health and wellbeing?
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  15 May, 2023
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New Ofcom study explores how media literacy can support mental health
As Mental Health Awareness Week gets underway, Ofcom has published a study exploring the role online media literacy can play in supporting people’s mental health.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  15 May, 2023
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Uncertain Times: Anxiety in the UK and how to tackle it
New research from the Mental Health Foundation reveals anxiety is gripping the UK as many people suffer in silence and struggle to cope.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  15 May, 2023
Youth Opportunities Tracker: Fairer Futures’ shows young people face an uncertain future
One of the largest studies of its kind, ‘Youth Opportunities Tracker: Fairer Futures’, looks at the experiences, life chances and aspirations of over 5,000 10–25-year-olds across the UK. It shows young people face a very uncertain future.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing, Poverty, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  15 May, 2023
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Taking Care of Our Mental Health
This new online course will help people learn more about what mental health is and how to promote their own sense of psychological stability and contentment. 
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  15 May, 2023
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How will the climate and nature crises impact young people?
Young people living in low-income households are more likely to be impacted by climate change than their more affluent peers, research is warning.
  • Date:  11 May, 2023
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Children's Parliament Artificial Intelligence Survey
Children’s Parliament is working with partners at the Alan Turing Institute and the Scottish AI Alliance to explore children’s human rights and artificial intelligence. Help them by sharing this survey for children and young people.
  • Topic:  Digital Youth Work, Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  11 May, 2023
Community-based Youth Work
Community-based youth work sponsored by Education Scotland and Scottish Community Safety Network
Youth work is at its best when its roots are firmly planted in the community it serves, bringing young people together with a shared vision for their future.
  • Topic:  National Youth Work Awards
  • Date:  10 May, 2023