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More ‘Safe Spaces’ for Young People Could Help Reduce Violence in Scotland
A new report led by researchers at the University of Glasgow highlights concerns around how Scotland is adapting to emerging trends around violence and young people.
  • Topic:  Crime, Prevention & Early Intervention, Violence
  • Date:  22 January, 2024
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Applications Now Open to Become a Young Advisor
Find out how young people aged 12-17 can join other child human rights defenders to work alongside and shape the work of the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, Nicola Killean.
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  22 January, 2024
Grierson DocLab
UK-based young people aged 18-25 have until 5pm on Friday 23 February 2024 to apply for this prestigious training programme. Grierson DocLab aims to help people without connections to the factual TV and documentary industry take their first steps into securing the work experience and networks to succeed in the sector.
  • Topic:  Arts, Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  22 January, 2024
Job Start Payment
Helping young people (16-24) with the costs of starting a new job such as paying for travel, work clothes or childcare. Eligible people receive a one-off payment of £294.70 or £471.50 if they are a main carer of any children.
  • Topic:  Poverty
  • Date:  8 January, 2024
Power of Youth Charter
#IWill Scotland aims to make participation in volunteering and social action the norm for all young people.  Why not start 2024 with re-affirming your commitment to young people by joining us and sign up to the Power Of Youth Charter? 
  • Date:  8 January, 2024
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Digital Survey
Are you helping young people build their cyber resilience? Can you help the workforce and practice team at YouthLink Scotland? Please take 5 minutes to fill in a short survey about the youth work you're doing.
  • Topic:  Digital Youth Work
  • Date:  8 January, 2024
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Guidance on Taking a Children's Human Rights Approach
Guidance to provide information and resources to support public authorities and other organisations to implement a children’s human rights approach.
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  8 January, 2024
A Youth Voice Network for Scotland
On behalf of the Electoral Commission, Children in Scotland is working on an exciting new project to establish and maintain a Youth Voice Network for Scotland. This group will aim to increase the knowledge and understanding of democracy and politics amongst young people, while supporting consistency in political education.
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  4 January, 2024
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Supporting Children and Young People’s Mental Health
The Scottish Government has announced additional funding for a new project to support LGBTQI+ children and young people’s mental health.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  3 January, 2024
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YouthLink Scotland Congratulates New Year's Honours Awardees
YouthLink Scotland would like to say congratulations to all the exceptional people recognised in the King's New Year Honours list. Their unwavering commitment to youth work, education, and community service has been rightfully acknowledged, highlighting their invaluable contributions to the lives of young people across Scotland.
  • Date:  31 December, 2023
Generation Green Jobs? Exploring Young People's Readiness for the Net Zero Skills Revolution
This report from The Prince's Trust provides insights from young people that will help to inform wider policy debate about how the transition to Net Zero should impact the UK’s skills landscape.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Learning for Sustainability
  • Date:  31 December, 2023
Youth Work Data Course
We know data is important, but do we know how to use it for good in the world of youth work? That’s what this course, delivered online by Fife college is about. Starts 5th February 2024.
  • Topic:  Digital Youth Work
  • Date:  20 December, 2023

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