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Curiosity in Action: Year 2 applications are open!
How could your youth group work with a scientist-in-residence to support young people's confidence, resilience and wellbeing? Find out more and apply by 30th June.
  • Date:  20 June, 2024
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Justice for Children and Young People: Vision and Priorities 2024-26
This vision represents a shared foundation between the Scottish Government and partners to continue to support the agenda to keep children out of the criminal justice system and promote the use of the Whole System Approach.
  • Topic:  Crime
  • Date:  19 June, 2024
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School Leaver Follow-up Destinations
Scotland’s Chief Statistician has published ‘Summary statistics for follow-up leaver destinations’ for 2022-23 school leavers. These cover the destinations of school leavers nine months after the end of the school year.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  18 June, 2024
Scottish Children’s Health Awards 2024
Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to help improve children and young people’s health and wellbeing? Or a young person who deserves some special recognition? Nominations close 12th July.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  17 June, 2024
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Social Housing Sector: Youth Engagement
This study was commissioned by the Scottish Government in order to gain a better understanding of the baseline of youth engagement in the Scottish social housing sector.
  • Topic:  Housing/Homelessness, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  17 June, 2024
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Investigating Alcohol-Related Quality of Life, Emotion Regulation, and Psychological Distress
The research team at Queen’s University Belfast is inviting young people aged 15-17 in the UK and Ireland, who have drunk alcohol in the last three months, to fill out their 20-minute online survey about quality of life, alcohol use and its consequences, mental health, and regulating emotions.
  • Topic:  Addiction, Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  17 June, 2024
Youth partnership seminar UK-Germany - applications now open!
Applications are now open for youth leaders to take part in our youth partnership seminar in Berlin from 19 – 21 September 2024.
  • Topic:  International
  • Date:  14 June, 2024
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Labour Market Statistics for 16 to 24 Year Olds
Statistics from the Annual Population Survey covering the period from April 2023 to March 2024 for Scotland and the United Kingdom.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  13 June, 2024
National Youth Work Awards Winners 2024
A huge congratulations to our newest array of National Youth Work Awards winners! Meet the faces and the teams behind some of the very best youth work in Scotland.
  • Topic:  National Youth Work Awards
  • Date:  13 June, 2024
Young People Reveal Challenges of Caring Role in New Film Supported by Barnardo's
A group of young carers in Aberdeen have created an exciting new film inspired by retro video games based on their caring experiences.
  • Topic:  Care
  • Date:  11 June, 2024
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Give an X Campaign
YouthLink Scotland is supporting the Give an X Campaign to get young people voting and are delighted to share some resources from Give an X that you can use on your social media to encourage young people to register to vote.
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  11 June, 2024
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30 Under 30
The Young Women's Movement's annual campaign to celebrate young women, girls and
non-binary people in Scotland who are making changes in their communities and wider society is open for nominations until 1st July.
  • Topic:  Equality, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  10 June, 2024

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