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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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Link Magazine Autumn 2020
The Autumn 2020 edition of the Link Magazine is out now, taking a look back at what has been an extraordinarily challenging year for young people.
  • Topic:  Covid-19, Digital Youth Work, Education, Skills & Employability, Health & Wellbeing, Poverty
  • Date:  2 November, 2020
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Update on Scottish Government’s Covid-19: Local Protection Levels
As you will be aware, the Scottish Government’s Covid-19: Local Protection Levels framework, often referred to as the ‘tiered system’, will come into effect from Monday 2 November.
  • Topic:  Covid-19
  • Date:  30 October, 2020
National Case Study Evaluation: Youth work’s contribution to the Scottish Attainment Challenge
Our national case study evaluation builds a rich picture of the youth work sector’s current contribution to attainment.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  21 October, 2020
Picture of a woman speaking to a group of young people sitting in front of a trailer.
Learning through Lockdown – the impact of youth work summer 2020
Explore how the youth work sector has continued to engage and support children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Topic:  Covid-19
  • Date:  13 October, 2020
#LockdownLowdown phase two survey asset
#LockdownLowdown survey enters phase two as restrictions change
A major survey of young people in Scotland has been launched to help determine the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on their day-to-day lives.
  • Topic:  Covid-19
  • Date:  28 September, 2020
Group of young people standing in an office.
New National Youth Work Strategy – The Journey Continues
An update on the work so far from Kevin Kane, YouthLink Scotland's Policy and Research Manager.
  • Topic:  Policy & Influencing, Youth Work Strategy
  • Date:  21 September, 2020
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Updated guidance for the renewal of indoor youth work services
Guidance to support the phased renewal of youth work services has now been updated to support the reintroduction of indoor delivery.
  • Topic:  Covid-19
  • Date:  10 September, 2020
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Reopening of indoor youth work toolkit
Youth Scotland's toolkit is designed to be a practical resource for community-based youth groups who are planning to return to indoor youth work in accordance with the national Youth Work Guidance.
  • Topic:  Covid-19
  • Date:  7 September, 2020
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UNCRC incorporation can empower youth workers as human rights defenders
YouthLink Scotland's Policy and Research Manager Kevin Kane reflects on this week's publication of a UNCRC Incorporation Bill - and the future possibility of a statutory right to youth work.
  • Topic:  Policy & Influencing
  • Date:  4 September, 2020
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for the Community Learning and Development sector
The updated Scottish Government guidance for Community Learning and Development has now been published online.
  • Topic:  Covid-19
  • Date:  3 September, 2020
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Youth work and employability position paper
Outlining the crucial role of the youth work sector in Scotland's social and economic renewal in the aftermath of Covid-19.
  • Topic:  Covid-19
  • Date:  31 August, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Reopening and operation of Outdoor Education Centres and visits by schools
The guidance has been developed for Outdoor Education Centres (OEC), education authorities and schools to support a safe reopening and operation of OEC for day visits by schools following the emergence of COVID-19 in Scotland.
  • Topic:  Covid-19, Education, Skills & Employability, Outdoor Learning
  • Date:  27 August, 2020

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