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.
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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.

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'Reviewing Scotland's Approach to Anti-Social Behaviour' Joint Report Published
This report presents findings on the perceptions of current approaches to antisocial behaviour in Scotland, based on discussions with key stakeholders including victims and frontline staff. The report will help inform future reviews on best practice for preventing and tackling antisocial behaviour.
  • Topic:  Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Date:  9 November, 2023
A Right to Youth Work - Exploring Current Policy Opportunities
Policy Convention: A Right to Youth Work - Exploring Current Policy Opportunities
YouthLink Scotland unveils a compelling program for the forthcoming online Policy Convention on 7th December. This event promises a collaborative space for sharing, learning, and contributing to a collective vision for youth work's future.
  • Date:  9 November, 2023
Link Magazine Autumn 2023
The Autumn 2023 edition of the Link Magazine is out now, exploring the profound impact and influence of Scotland's Youth Work Sector and Practice.
  • Topic:  Arts, Digital Youth Work, Education, Skills & Employability, Health & Wellbeing, Imagine a Man, International, Learning for Sustainability, No Knives Better Lives, Outdoor Learning, Policy & Influencing, Positive Masculinity, Poverty, Power of Youth, Prevention & Early Intervention, Research, Rights, Participation & Volunteering, Training & Development, Violence
  • Date:  31 October, 2023
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National Youth Work Induction Checklist Review 2023
Take our survey and help review and refresh the National Youth Work Induction Checklist to make sure the topics covered are the most relevant to youth workers and young people.The survey will close on 24th November.
  • Topic:  Active Youth Work
  • Date:  30 October, 2023
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Support for Young People Affected by Drugs
A service which provides support for young people affected by substance use in their family is being expanded to six new areas of Scotland.
  • Topic:  Addiction, Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  30 October, 2023
Bright Green Future
A free 6-month youth environmental education and empowerment course run by the Centre for Sustainable Energy. Apply now!
  • Topic:  Learning for Sustainability
  • Date:  30 October, 2023
Outdoor residential learning provides young people with rich life-changing experiences that build resilience, self-confidence and a deeper connection to the natural world. Let’s make it a reality for all children in England, Scotland and Wales. Outdoor Classroom Day is happening this week (Thursday 2nd November) - find out more and join the movement!
  • Topic:  Outdoor Learning
  • Date:  30 October, 2023
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Learning for Sustainability Credit Rating Grant - Call for Bids
SCQF welcome all bids which fall under the definition of Learning for Sustainability, however they're particularly keen to fund projects which focus on the areas of social justice and/or global citizenship.
  • Topic:  Learning for Sustainability
  • Date:  27 October, 2023
2050x Fund for Young People
A unique opportunity open to all 18 to 35 year olds, based in Scotland, who have a project idea that requires some extra resources and support for projects aiming to tackle an aspect of climate change. Apply by 6th November.
  • Topic:  Funding, Learning for Sustainability
  • Date:  26 October, 2023
2050 Climate Group Young Leaders Development Programme
Help the 2050 Climate Group widen access to their young leaders development programme by taking part in their surveys.
  • Topic:  Learning for Sustainability
  • Date:  26 October, 2023
Cost of Living Survey - Your Feedback Matters
Help to inform the development of a 'National Volunteer Recruitment Campaign' as well as research, policy and practice resources that will support volunteer involving organisations. The survey closes 15th November.
  • Topic:  Poverty, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  26 October, 2023
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Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC): Child's Plan - Practice Statement
A new GIRFEC Child’s Plan Practice Statement has been published by the Scottish Government. It aims to provide practitioners with confidence, clarity and practical support to continue to implement GIRFEC. 
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  25 October, 2023

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