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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The Status of Young Women in Scotland 2022 - 2023: Experiences of Accessing Healthcare
The Young Women’s Movement launch their latest report exploring young women and people of marginalised genders' experiences of accessing healthcare in Scotland.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  24 April, 2023
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Scottish FA Young Players Survey
The Scottish FA want to find out how things are going for young players, and who better to ask what it’s like to play the game than young people themselves?
  • Topic:  Equality, Health & Wellbeing, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  18 April, 2023
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#IWill Scotland Champions
Young people aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow, they are the leaders and change makers of today who have the energy, skills and ideas to change society and the environment for the better.
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  18 April, 2023
Job Start Payment
Job Start Payment
You can apply for Job Start Payment to help you with the costs of starting a new job.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Equality
  • Date:  17 April, 2023
Picture of a cafe with lots of bikes outside it. PAS logo in the top left. Text reads 'What We Do> Sustaining Choices. Sustaining Choices. Supporting communities to create sustainable and active travel action plans.
Sustaining Choices – Applications Now Open
PAS are excited to launch their third programme of Sustaining Choices. This programme works with up to seven community groups to produce Active and Sustainable Travel Action Plans.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing, National Youth Work Awards
  • Date:  17 April, 2023
WWF-UK Opportunity- Sustainable Futures Youth Advisory Group
WWF-UK Opportunity -Sustainable Futures Youth Advisory Group
The British Youth Council and WWF-UK are seeking 26 young people from across the UK to become Youth Ambassadors and Sustainable Futures Advisors.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Learning for Sustainability, Outdoor Learning
  • Date:  17 April, 2023
Volunteers Week
Volunteers’ Week 2023: Celebrate and Inspire
This year's Volunteers' Week (1-7 June) campaign theme is ‘Celebrate & Inspire.'  Get involved by celebrating the diversity of volunteers and volunteering, and inspire someone new to volunteer!
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  13 April, 2023
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Summer holiday food, activities and childcare programme: Evaluation report
Evaluation report for the 2022 summer holiday food, activities and childcare programme (Summer 2022). The research draws in-depth qualitative findings from a selected group of local authorities and some quantitative findings.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  13 April, 2023
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National Suicide Prevention Action Plan Youth Advisory Group
Children in Scotland are inviting young people to join the Suicide Prevention Youth Advisory Group, which feeds into the National Suicide Prevention Strategy. 
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  13 April, 2023
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Youth sustainability and democracy: How young people can share environmental policy in urban spaces
Young people believe the quality of local engagement on environmental issues could be improved, according to findings by UK-wide academics.
  • Topic:  Learning for Sustainability
  • Date:  12 April, 2023
Supporting Young People Experiencing Grief and Bereavement
Online Course Launch – Supporting Young People Experiencing Grief and Bereavement
We’re excited to announce our new online course designed in partnership between No Knives, Better Lives and Cruse Scotland on supporting young people experiencing grief and bereavement.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  11 April, 2023
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Scotland’s Young People’s Forest Toolkit for the Youth Work Sector
This free, downloadable toolkit builds youth workers' capacity and awareness around green skills and climate education for young people through training, resources and guidance.
  • Topic:  Learning for Sustainability
  • Date:  11 April, 2023