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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Imagine A Man toolkit
Launch of new Positive Masculinity Programme
Imagine a Man will launch as Scotland's first positive masculinity programme on Thursday 11th May 2023 in Glasgow.
  • Topic:  Imagine a Man, No Knives Better Lives, Positive Masculinity
  • Date:  10 May, 2023
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More young people than ever started their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in 2022/23
More than 323,000 young people started their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) in 2022/23, the charity’s annual statistics reveal – with participants giving a huge 3.5 million hours of volunteering in communities all over the UK.
  • Topic:  Active Youth Work, Education, Skills & Employability, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  10 May, 2023
Colourful vapes
Understanding prevalence and trends in vaping among adults and children
an analysis of data on vaping from twelve surveys conducted at UK or regional level, with a focus on current use, ever tried, dual use and differences by socio-economic status.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  10 May, 2023
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#iwill Recruitment is Now Open!!
Each year the #iwill Movement recruit young people (10-25) to act as #iwill Ambassadors. Their role is to champion youth social action, inspire other young people and help build the Movement.
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  10 May, 2023
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School counselling in holidays crucial for children’s mental health, says Commissioner’s new report
Children should be able to access school counsellors outwith school hours and during the holidays to combat increasing mental health issues, according to a new investigation by teenagers.
  • Date:  9 May, 2023
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Standing Committee Member Recruitment Summer 2023
The CLD Standards Council Scotland is looking for new Members (Registered or Associate) to join its 3 Standing Committees.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  5 May, 2023
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Scotland’s Equity Toolkit
A resource providing evidence and research to understand approaches, resources and conditions required to support equity and sustainability.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Equality
  • Date:  4 May, 2023
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Young People in Scotland Survey: Volunteering analysis
Volunteer Scotland's fourth survey of young people investigating their engagement with volunteering, which is based on data from Ipsos’ omnibus survey of secondary school pupils across Scotland.
  • Date:  4 May, 2023
The Scotland’s Young People’s Forest project is shortlisted for national charity award
The Scotland’s Young People’s Forest project is shortlisted for national charity award
YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot set to star at this year’s Scottish Charity Awards.
  • Topic:  Learning for Sustainability
  • Date:  3 May, 2023
The Climate Fringe Festival
The Climate Fringe Festival is a community-led and community-organised series of events taking place across the whole of Scotland. It’s Scotland’s call for action on climate change, and will take place between 10th and 18th of June.
  • Topic:  Learning for Sustainability
  • Date:  3 May, 2023
The Youth Arts Open Fund
Scotland's Youth Arts Open Fund Launched
A new Youth Arts Open Fund has been launched today. The fund worth almost half a million will support children and young people living in poverty and those who face significant barriers to opportunity.
  • Topic:  Funding
  • Date:  3 May, 2023
Meet the finalists: Arts & Creativity, sponsored by Creative Scotland
Arts and Creativity Sponsored by Creative Scotland
By giving young people the skills, confidence and opportunities to explore their creativity, these finalists have opened up pathways for our stars of the future!
  • Topic:  National Youth Work Awards
  • Date:  2 May, 2023