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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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It's Our Future: Report of the Independent Review of Qualifications and Assessment
Professor Louise Hayward's report following her Independent Review of Qualifications and Assessment (IRQA) recommends reform of the current senior school phase, including the creation of a new Scottish Diploma of Achievement (SDA).
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  22 June, 2023
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Climate Change Training
Online climate change webinars available to support organisations and their audiences to engage meaningfully in the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Engagement process.
  • Topic:  Learning for Sustainability
  • Date:  22 June, 2023
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National Youth Work Awards Winners 2023
A huge congratulations to our stellar cast of National Youth Work Awards winners, who lit up a raucous night of celebrating the very best of youth work in Scotland.
  • Topic:  National Youth Work Awards
  • Date:  22 June, 2023
A new online tool to help young people in Scotland, their parents and carers, and the professionals who support them, with the transition to young adult life.
  • Topic:  Equality
  • Date:  20 June, 2023
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Growing Climate Confidence
A new website to support charities, social enterprises and community groups across Scotland to take action on the climate emergency, support nature and biodiversity, and ensure a just transition to a low carbon future for our communities.
  • Topic:  Learning for Sustainability
  • Date:  19 June, 2023
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Youth Work Data Course
As the world becomes increasingly digitised, we’ve witnessed exponential growth in data with the total amount of global data estimated to double every two years. 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 brand new course, delivered online by Fife college is about.
  • Topic:  Digital Youth Work
  • Date:  19 June, 2023
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Getting it right for everyone (GIRFE)
A proposed multi-agency approach to health and social care support and services from young adulthood to end of life care.
  • Date:  19 June, 2023
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Tackling criminal exploitation
Frontline workers, including in schools and the NHS, are being given new guidance to help prevent children and vulnerable adults from being drawn into organised crime.
  • Topic:  Prevention & Early Intervention, Violence
  • Date:  19 June, 2023
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Half of children in Scotland haven’t been taught about money
Financial Foundations, based on a survey of 4,740 UK children aged 7-17, found that just 52% of those living in Scotland had received a meaningful financial education in either or both settings.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Poverty
  • Date:  19 June, 2023
Youth Work Modern Apprenticeship Approved
The CLD Standards Council are delighted to announce that the Modern Apprenticeship (MA) in Youth Work has now been approved and is ready for use. The Modern Apprenticeship in Youth Work provides a practical work based route for learners to gain employment experience and an SCQF level 6 or 7 qualification.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability, Training & Development
  • Date:  15 June, 2023
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Human Rights Bill consultation
Views are being sought on plans to enshrine international human rights – including the right to health and an adequate standard of living – into Scots law for the first time.
  • Date:  15 June, 2023
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Changes to children's justice system would help break the cycle of offending
A Bill which would see most 16 and 17 year olds in Scotland referred to the Children’s Hearing System, rather than the adult justice system, could help address underlying issues and stop young people from reoffending.
  • Topic:  Prevention & Early Intervention, Violence
  • Date:  14 June, 2023

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