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Full Incorporation of the UNCRC into Scots Law
Kevin Kane, Policy and Research Manager, shares what YouthLink Scotland are up to as we head towards the full incorporation of UNCRC into Scots Law.
  • Topic:  Equality, International, Policy & Influencing, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  10 June, 2019
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A Report on Brexit and youth work in Scotland
A report released today by two leading youth work sector organisations shows youth workers have witnessed a negative impact on community relations since the EU Referendum in June 2016.
  • Topic:  Policy & Influencing
  • Date:  7 March, 2019
  • Author:  Alice
Royston Youth Action held their annual award ceremony that celebrates young people
Youth Work Changes Lives: Michaela's story
Earlier this month, Royston Youth Action held their annual award ceremony that celebrates young people.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Rights, Participation & Volunteering, Training & Development, Youth Work Strategy
  • Date:  22 November, 2018
Aqeel is a MSYP for Glasgow Pollok, he is photographed along with otter for #IWill week
#iWillWeek: "Volunteering has always been and will be a huge part of my life."
Aqeel is a MSYP for Glasgow Pollok, this #iWillWeek Aqeel talks about the value of volunteering and what he does. 
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Rights, Participation & Volunteering, Training & Development
  • Date:  15 November, 2018
  • Author:  Alice
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The good, the bad and the…
For Youth Work Week, we asked Jim Sweeney, Chief Executive, to share his reflections on youth work and his time at YouthLink Scotland. 
  • Topic:  Policy & Influencing, Youth Work Strategy
  • Date:  5 November, 2018
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Encouraging young disabled people to give voice to their vision for an Inclusive Scotland
Susie Fitton from Inclusion Scotland blogs for us about their new campaign, #OurInclusiveScotland, and an upcoming inclusive event, both of which celebrate Year of Young People. Susie is asking youth workers to her help spread the word to ensure an Inclusive Scotland for all.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Equality, Health & Wellbeing, Prevention & Early Intervention, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  2 November, 2018
  • Author:  Alice
Picture of three decorated ballot boxes and a decorated stone which reads 'Youth Highland'
New Youth Work Outcomes: Youth Highland
Youth Highland share how they've used the new youth work outcomes to demonstrate the impact of their work.
  • Date:  4 September, 2018
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A Young Reporters view on our Policy Seminar on ACEs
Alice Ferguson, MSYP, joined our most recent policy seminar on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as a Young Reporter. Take a look at her blog to find out what happened at the event and hear more about what our speakers had to say. 
  • Topic:  Policy & Influencing, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  3 September, 2018
  • Author:  Alice
Picture of a hand holding a phone, with social media apps on the screen.
I’ve got a confession to make. I don't really like the word 'digital'.
David McNeil from SCVO shares his thoughts on the ever-changing 'digital world' and what it means for youth work.
  • Topic:  Digital Youth Work
  • Date:  13 August, 2018
  • Author:  Martin
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End Everyday Hate
Today, Action on Prejudice is launching a campaign called ‘End Everyday Hate’.
  • Topic:  Equality
  • Date:  16 June, 2018

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