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New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy: Delivery Plan 2024-2026
This Delivery Plan sets out the actions that the Scottish Government, COSLA and Scottish Refugee Council will take forward with partners during the period 2024 to 2026 to support the integration of refugees, people seeking asylum and other forced migrants within Scotland’s communities.
  • Topic:  Equality
  • Date:  10 July, 2024
What Does Culture Mean to You?
The Scottish Government want to know what culture means to you. What activities do you enjoy? Does anything stop you from doing what you want to do? This survey will take about 20 minutes. and is open until Monday 29th July.
  • Topic:  Arts
  • Date:  10 July, 2024
Under Pressure
Young people are living in highly pressurised times, with a range of factors impacting on their ability to have healthy relationships. 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. These sessions are cost free and designed for anyone working closely with young people.
  • Topic:  Equality, Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  8 July, 2024
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YouthVIP Panel – Recruiting Now!
Young Scot, YouthLink Scotland and Volunteering Matters, funded by Scottish Government, are looking for 10 young people (11-25) from across Scotland to be part of the YouthVIP Panel. Apply by 21st July!
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  8 July, 2024
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EU UK Stronger Together Scotland Focus Group
Open to young people aged 18-30 and other representatives of youth organisations, this is an excellent opportunity to share your thoughts, ideas and concerns and contribute to the future of UK / EU collaboration. The Scotland focus group will be held on Wednesday 24th July from 10am to 11.30am.
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  8 July, 2024
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Improving Gender Identity Healthcare
A multi-disciplinary team established to consider how the recommendations in the Cass Review might apply to NHS services in Scotland has submitted its findings to the Scottish Parliament.
  • Topic:  Equality, Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  8 July, 2024
The Voice of Online Youth
The Voice of Online Youth is a new group of young people brought together to advise politicians, regulators, parents and professionals about the best way to protect children online.
  • Topic:  Child Protection, Digital Youth Work
  • Date:  8 July, 2024
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2024 Digital Skills Training Course for Youth and Community Organisations
An exciting opportunity for you to learn new skills to support your young people and become part of a community of like-minded professionals where together you can share ideas and best practices for engaging young people to become digital technology creators.
  • Topic:  Digital Youth Work
  • Date:  8 July, 2024
What are the Future Challenges for Youth Work?
Call for youth work organisations to take part in ‘what are the future challenges for youth work?’ participatory research. The deadline for expression of interest is 26th July.
  • Topic:  Active Youth Work, Research
  • Date:  8 July, 2024
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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:  8 July, 2024
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Youth work sector demands new legislation to protect vital services
As we look forward to a UK General Election, the youth work sector in Scotland has made three key demands of politicians to ensure young people get high-quality youth work provision going forward.
  • Topic:  Policy & Influencing
  • Date:  24 June, 2024
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Children's Rights in Youth Work
This resource supports knowledge and awareness of United Nations Conventions of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) for youth work. It could also be used to support other CLD stakeholders. For example, CLD Partnerships, Community Planning Partnerships and elected members.
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  20 June, 2024

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