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TFN's Guide to Running a Charity or Social Enterprise
This Guide covers insurance, diversity and inclusion, finances, energy costs, management, cyber security, the climate crisis, and much, much more...
  • Topic:  Governance
  • Date:  18 April, 2024
Understanding Age in Child Protection Guidance and Adult Support and Protection Legislation
This report explores working with 16 and 17 year olds, who might be eligible for support through Adult Support and Protection (ASP) legislation and Child Protection (CP) guidance.
  • Topic:  Child Protection
  • Date:  17 April, 2024
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Trans Report 2024
This final report in LGBT Youth Scotland's research project Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People seeks to specifically explore issues being faced by trans young people in Scotland.
  • Topic:  Equality
  • Date:  16 April, 2024
Policy Briefing: Youth Work's Role in Suicide Prevention
Our latest policy briefing outlines the critical roles youth workers play in supporting young people at increased risk of suicidal ideation and dealing with the impacts of suicide on the family and in the community. 
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing, Policy & Influencing
  • Date:  16 April, 2024
Girlguiding Scotland and Sustrans Join Forces on New Active Adventures Badge
By taking on the challenge, young people can explore the natural environment while getting the opportunity to learn essential skills such as the 'M Check', how to fix a puncture and how to plan a route.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  16 April, 2024
Join in Award Scheme
As the youth awards landscape evolves in exciting ways, an award scheme that’s been around since 2011 is having a revamp. Spring 2024 sees the launch of the Join in Award Scheme, or JAS, a refreshed version of JASS, the Junior Award Scheme for Schools.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  16 April, 2024
Circuit: Pioneering Tech Space for Young People with Care Experience Launched
Circuit unveils its groundbreaking network of tech havens for young people with care-experience. Designed by and for people with care experience, Circuit is set to revolutionise the landscape of tech education and community-building. 
  • Topic:  Care, Digital Youth Work
  • Date:  16 April, 2024
National Youth Work Conference 2024 - Share your Practice!
The call for workshop proposals and Link magazine articles is now open. TThe deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday 7th June.
  • Topic:  Active Youth Work, Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Date:  11 April, 2024
Reconstructing the Social Contract - Youth Advocate Opportunity
The Equality Trust is looking to sign-up ‘Youth Advocates’ where young people can be part of a project looking at affecting social change and learn new skills. Find out more and apply by 6pm on Monday 29th April. 
  • Topic:  Equality
  • Date:  10 April, 2024
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Young Women Lead 2024
The Young Women’s Movement is looking for young women aged 16–30 living anywhere in Scotland to take part in Young Women Lead 2024, a six-month programme delivered in collaboration with the Scottish Parliament which offers the chance to make real change in the lives of young women and girls across Scotland. Deadline to apply: Thursday 25th April.
  • Date:  8 April, 2024
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Human Rights Centred Benefits Approach for Disabled Children in Scotland
All disabled children and young people in Scotland who receive disability benefits will now be paid directly from Social Security Scotland.
  • Topic:  Equality, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  8 April, 2024
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Vaping – Youth Perceptions and Attitudes: Evidence Briefing
This Scottish Government briefing presents their understanding of youth perceptions of and attitudes towards vaping based on a review of the existing literature.
  • Topic:  Addiction, Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  4 April, 2024

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