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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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Survey on UK-German Youth Exchanges – Have your say!
Calling youth workers and young people aged between 16 and 26 in the UK. Want to have your voice heard on the future of UK-German youth exchanges? Have your say now!
  • Topic:  Active Youth Work, International
  • Date:  28 August, 2023
Scotland's Young People's Forest members smiling for a group photo on a nature reserve.
Scotland's Young Person's Forest in the running for environmental award
Scotland's Young People's Forest is a finalist in the Youth Champion category at this year's Holyrood Climate Action Awards.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Learning for Sustainability
  • Date:  25 August, 2023
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STI safer sex campaign
19 July - 30 September 2023
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing, Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Date:  22 August, 2023
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British Red Cross Survey - Enhancing Volunteer Experiences for Young People
This survey has been created in collaboration with the British Red Cross – a humanitarian organisation providing aid and community support both in the UK and internationally.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  21 August, 2023
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Grants of up to £15k available through new CLD Device Fund
The Community Learning and Development Device Fund seeks to support learners through the purchase of digital devices, including laptops, tablets and cameras.
  • Topic:  Digital Youth Work, Education, Skills & Employability, Funding
  • Date:  21 August, 2023
Right to Rest
A new youth-led campaign aiming to support young carers to take a break when they need to. 
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  15 August, 2023
Skills and Knowledge Framework and Training Plan for UNCRC Implementation in Scotland
This project aims to empower the public sector workforce to confidently use a child rights approach when upholding their statutory duties. They have just published a website where you can learn more about the project, the team and updates!
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  15 August, 2023
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Youth Work and Me 2023
In July 2023, at SYP’s 79th National Sitting in Orkney, 86 members of SYP (MSYPs) - young people aged 14 to 25 - took part in a consultation workshop to discuss their experiences of youth work. This report outlines the findings from their discussions.
  • Topic:  Active Youth Work, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  14 August, 2023
Introduction to Racial Literacy for Youth Workers
In partnership with Mahrukh Shaukat, Action on Prejudice is delivering a new training session. to help youth workers explore and understand the impact of dominant identities.
  • Topic:  Equality
  • Date:  10 August, 2023
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Children’s Rights in Youth Work – Level 2
Sign up for new 90-minute training developed in partnership by YouthLink Scotland and Education Scotland, this session is an exploration of rights-based practice. Two dates available - 14 September and 25 October 2023.
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  10 August, 2023
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Implementation Evaluation of No One Left Behind & the Young Person's Guarantee
This evaluation explores how effectively No One Left Behind and the Young Person’s Guarantee had been implemented, the experiences of service providers and service users, and lessons from early delivery.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  10 August, 2023
Little Pictures
GMAC Film is looking for people who are interested in producing and making films but are yet to receive their first commission. Deadline: 1st September.
  • Topic:  Arts
  • Date:  9 August, 2023

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