What are the Future Challenges for Youth Work?

Call for youth work organisations to take part in ‘what are the future challenges for youth work?’ participatory research. The deadline for expression of interest is 26th July.

In 2023 the Scottish Youth Work Research Steering Group completed a research priority setting consultation with youth workers and young people across Scotland. Two of the priority areas identified included:

YouthLink Scotland and University of Edinburgh are now looking to take these questions forward using a participatory research approach. This would include working with four youth work organisations across Scotland, to support them to conduct reflective focus group with their staff teams about the future challenges for youth work.

We are looking for 4 youth work organisations to take part, this will require two youth workers from each organisation (at any level in their organisation, no existing qualifications required) with time and capacity to:

Each youth work organisation will receive £500 to take part, towards staff time. Travel costs to the in-person coding and reflection day will also be provided.

Please complete the Expression of Interest form below and return to Amy Calder by Friday 26th July. Amy will also be happy to answer any questions

Expression of Interest Form
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