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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.

Education Reform: A Consultation on the Provisions of the Education Bill
We are keen to hear from youth work practitioners and young people to inform our response to this consultation. Join us from 4-5pm on Thursday 30th November for an online discussion to shape our response and consider how we can elevate the voice of young people.
Youth VIP training
Brush up on your ability to recruit, retain and develop young volunteers for your organisation. Online, 7th December, 11.30am-12.30pm
A Right to Youth Work - Exploring Current Policy Opportunities
YouthLink Scotland Policy Convention
Join us on Thursday 7th December for YouthLink Scotland’s annual online Policy Convention, to discuss the opportunities to further the cause for a right to youth work in Scotland. Online, 7 December, 9.45am-3pm.
Members Network
Members Network - The Role of Youth Work in #KeepingThePromise
The last Members Network of 2023 will explore the links between youth work and the Promise, with a chance to share and learn from best practice examples. Online, 12th December, 10-11.30am.

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It's Our Future - Independent Review of Qualifications and Assessment
An opportunity for the youth work sector to contribute to the Scottish Government’s enhanced consultation on the Independent Review of Qualifications and Assessment. Survey closes at 5pm on 31st October.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  4 October, 2023
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New National Charter Sets Out What Children Want from School-age Childcare Services
Check out the new Children's Charter which will be used to co-design a system of school-age childcare along with the School-Age Childcare Delivery Framework which sets out the Scottish Government’s ambition for a new system of school-age childcare.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  4 October, 2023
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Children, Young People and Families Outcomes Framework - Core Wellbeing Indicators: Analysis
National reporting children and families analysis for the core wellbeing indicators from the children, young people and families outcomes framework from September 2023.
  • Date:  3 October, 2023
Ocean Generation Opportunities for Young People
Ocean Generation is all about empowering an inclusive global movement to tackle Ocean threats through Science and Storytelling. Find out more about their Wavemakers programme (for 16-25 year-olds) and Ocean Academy programme (for 5-16 year-olds).
  • Topic:  Learning for Sustainability
  • Date:  3 October, 2023
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SYP launches updated What's Your Take Survey
Complete the survey today and have your say! The survey will close at 9am on Monday 23rd October 2023, so don't miss out!
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  2 October, 2023
Youth Work and Poverty Policy Brief Published
Why youth work must be considered a primary partner in the Scottish Government's strategy to tackle poverty in Scotland.
  • Topic:  Policy & Influencing, Poverty
  • Date:  29 September, 2023
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Your Resilience
Find out more about this FREE programme all about building resilience in 14 to 18 year olds - topics include exam stress, resilience, low mood, depression and more. 
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  28 September, 2023
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Ecological Filmmaking
Young people aged 18-25 can express their interest in workshops being held at the end of November in Edinburgh. This is a chance for to shoot analogue film and learn ecological methods for developing film strips using natural and non-toxic materials.
  • Topic:  Learning for Sustainability
  • Date:  28 September, 2023
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Transitions to Adulthood Strategy: A Statement of Intent
This summary of the Statement of Intent summarises research and engagement to date on Scotland’s first National Transitions to Adulthood Strategy, and sets out what the Scottish Government has heard it should focus on in order to improve experiences of transitions for Scotland’s disabled young people.
  • Topic:  Equality
  • Date:  28 September, 2023
Let's Be Heard: Sharing Scotland's COVID Experience
The Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry’s listening project, Let's Be Heard, invites the public to share their experiences of the pandemic and any lessons they believe should be learned.
  • Topic:  Covid-19, Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  27 September, 2023
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Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board: Final Report
This report summarises the work of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board which was co-chaired by COSLA and Scottish Government. The Board oversaw reform across areas that impact on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  27 September, 2023
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Investing in big change that lasts in our education system in Scotland
DonnaMarie Steel, The Robertson Trust Programmes and Practice Officer, shares her insights and learning from their Education Pathways work so far and provides an update on upcoming opportunities under this theme.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Funding
  • Date:  26 September, 2023

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