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Youth Work Skills Framework launched to boost development of young people
Map and track the key skills that young people can develop through participation in youth work in Scotland.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  2 December, 2020
Youth work benefits highlighted in food insecurity pilot
Our food insecurity pilot highlighted the benefits of youth work in tackling learning loss connected to food insecurity.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  1 December, 2020
Report for Community Based universal youth work in Edinburgh
Time for a new Hybrid Youth Work Manifesto: what can we learn from research?
As we launch the findings of the Impact of Community-Based Universal Youth Work in Edinburgh study, senior University of Edinburgh lecturer Dr Ian Fyfe, who verified the methodology and findings of the study, asks “what can we learn”?
  • Topic:  Policy & Influencing
  • Date:  27 November, 2020
Report for Community Based universal youth work in Edinburgh
New research reveals the positive impact of youth work in Edinburgh
The report shows youth work makes a significant impact on young people’s skills, confidence, wellbeing and access to opportunities.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  10 November, 2020
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Thousands of young people to benefit from Youth Work Education Recovery Fund
The Scottish Government's Youth Work Education Recovery Fund will enable the sector to support young people from vulnerable communities.
  • Topic:  Funding
  • Date:  3 November, 2020
Link Magazine Autumn 2020
The Autumn 2020 edition of the Link Magazine is out now, taking a look back at what has been an extraordinarily challenging year for young people.
  • Topic:  Covid-19, Digital Youth Work, Education, Skills & Employability, Health & Wellbeing, Poverty
  • Date:  2 November, 2020
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Update on Scottish Government’s Covid-19: Local Protection Levels
As you will be aware, the Scottish Government’s Covid-19: Local Protection Levels framework, often referred to as the ‘tiered system’, will come into effect from Monday 2 November.
  • Topic:  Covid-19
  • Date:  30 October, 2020
National Case Study Evaluation: Youth work’s contribution to the Scottish Attainment Challenge
Our national case study evaluation builds a rich picture of the youth work sector’s current contribution to attainment.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  21 October, 2020
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Learning through Lockdown – the impact of youth work summer 2020
Explore how the youth work sector has continued to engage and support children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Topic:  Covid-19
  • Date:  13 October, 2020
#LockdownLowdown phase two survey asset
#LockdownLowdown survey enters phase two as restrictions change
A major survey of young people in Scotland has been launched to help determine the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on their day-to-day lives.
  • Topic:  Covid-19
  • Date:  28 September, 2020
Group of young people standing in an office.
New National Youth Work Strategy – The Journey Continues
An update on the work so far from Kevin Kane, YouthLink Scotland's Policy and Research Manager.
  • Topic:  Policy & Influencing, Youth Work Strategy
  • Date:  21 September, 2020
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Updated guidance for the renewal of indoor youth work services
Guidance to support the phased renewal of youth work services has now been updated to support the reintroduction of indoor delivery.
  • Topic:  Covid-19
  • Date:  10 September, 2020

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