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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Celebrating Our Communities
Communities are at the heart of charity, Crimestoppers. That’s why this summer, rather than their usual campaigns, they want to share their resources and let you lead. Because you know your community best!
  • Topic:  Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Date:  2 May, 2023
Let’s do Peer Support: Bump, Birth and Beyond
Full of real-life insights and experiences this practical guide is packed with top tips, case studies and handy templates to help you plan and deliver perinatal peer support activities.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  2 May, 2023
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Youth Theatre in Scotland Sector Review 2023
This survey is open to all groups who use drama or performance in their work with young people outside of formal education.  
  • Topic:  Arts
  • Date:  2 May, 2023
Action on Sectarianism
Tackling Sectarianism CPD for Youth Workers
This training opportunity will provide youth workers with the tools they need to engage young people on the topic of sectarianism, prejudice and hate in Scotland.
  • Topic:  Equality, Training & Development
  • Date:  27 April, 2023
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Bruce Adamson welcomes nomination of Nicola Killean as next Children’s Commissioner
Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, leaves the role next month when his six-year mandate comes to an end. On Monday 24th of April , the Scottish Parliament announced Nicola Killean has been selected for nomination as the next Commissioner. 
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  27 April, 2023
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Holding Our Own
Groundbreaking new report calls for community led solutions to youth violence.
  • Date:  27 April, 2023
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New Police Scotland Hate Crime Campaign launched
Police Scotland has launched a new anti hate crime campaign calling for people to ‘ditch their hate monster’.
  • Topic:  Equality
  • Date:  27 April, 2023
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Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland: 2021 to 2022
Children's Social Work Statistics for Scotland for 2021 to 2022, including data on children on the child protection register, as well as children and young people looked after, in continuing care, eligible for aftercare, and in secure care accommodation.
  • Topic:  Child Protection
  • Date:  25 April, 2023
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Adult Lifetime Skills: A literature review
This report presents the results from a literature review that was carried out to inform the Scottish Government’s development of a lifetime skills offer.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  25 April, 2023
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Scottish Household Survey 2021
Scotland’s Chief Statistician releases the results of the 2021 Scottish Household Survey.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing, Learning for Sustainability, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  25 April, 2023
New UK Youth research shows impact of cost of living crisis on young people
New polling of young people (16-25 year olds) and parents from UK Youth has raised serious concerns over the impact of the cost of living crisis on young people’s mental health, employment opportunities – and even access to regular meals.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  24 April, 2023
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Feels FM 2.0 Report
This latest report examines children and young people’s experiences of mental health stigma and discrimination. It focuses on the interactions between young people and adults, particularly parents and carers, teachers and health care professionals.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  24 April, 2023