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Childline Receives Nearly 40 Contacts Per Day from Children Who Feel Unhappy
Over the past year, Childline has delivered over 14,000 counselling sessions about low mood or unhappiness to children and young people who have contacted the service.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  20 March, 2024
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Action on Tobacco and Vaping
New measures to protect children and young people and reduce preventable deaths.
  • Topic:  Addiction, Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  20 March, 2024
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Position Statement on Plans to End Fee Waiver for Volunteers’ PVG
YouthLink Scotland believes that Disclosure Scotland’s proposed plan to remove the membership fee waiver for the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme will increase stress on already threadbare youth work services.
  • Topic:  Child Protection
  • Date:  19 March, 2024
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Self-harm Strategy Development: Qualitative Evidence
This literature review addresses gaps in the current understanding of self-harm, using a systematic review and meta-ethnography approach to better understand diverse lived experiences of self-harm.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  18 March, 2024
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HM Inspectors Publish Overview of Scotland’s College Sector
HM Inspectors visited all Scotland’s colleges where they met with college leaders, staff, learners, and other stakeholders. They evaluated the progress colleges were making towards their own improvement targets and their impact on learner recruitment, retention, attainment, and progression.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  18 March, 2024
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Understanding Pathways to Online Violent Content Among Children
This report explores the pathways through which children encounter violent content online, the impact this can have, and perceptions and use of safety measures.
  • Topic:  Digital Youth Work, Violence
  • Date:  18 March, 2024
Mental Health and the Body Clock Survey
Has a disrupted body clock impacted your mental health? Or has your mental health impacted your body clock? Take the survey to help inform what future research should be focused on.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  18 March, 2024
Meet the Finalists: Lifetime Achievement
Commitment and outstanding service to young people and the youth work sector. When you tot it all up, the winners have dedicated hundreds of years to improving the lives of generations of young people in Scotland.
  • Topic:  National Youth Work Awards
  • Date:  13 March, 2024
Meet the Finalists: Youth Worker of the Year
These finalists are respected by young people, youth workers and partners alike. They embody the skills, knowledge and values of youth work, making sure that young people have the opportunity to learn and develop.
  • Topic:  National Youth Work Awards
  • Date:  13 March, 2024
Meet the Finalists: Volunteer Youth Worker
Did you know that youth work volunteers across Scotland give 13 million hours of their time each year. These finalists are creating opportunities for young people to realise their potential and supporting their achievements.
  • Topic:  National Youth Work Awards
  • Date:  13 March, 2024
Meet the Finalists: Team of the Year
There’s no I in Team. And there’s no denying that some of the best youth work happens in partnership. Our nominees are empowering staff and volunteers to deliver high-quality youth work services together.
  • Topic:  National Youth Work Awards
  • Date:  13 March, 2024
Meet the Finalists: Recognising Skills & Achievement
Youth workers are part of education. They help young people to develop the knowledge, achievement and skills to reach their potential in learning, life and work, and face the future with confidence.
  • Topic:  National Youth Work Awards
  • Date:  13 March, 2024

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