Scottish Youth Work Leaders Forum

To represent the interests and aspirations of the youth work sector and champion the value of youth work, working alongside national partners to develop youth work policy and challenge government at national and local levels to invest in youth work.

To achieve this the group will:

  1. Explore current policy, practice and workforce development issues with peers and other stakeholders.
  2. Engage with and shape Government initiatives at an early stage to ensure the role of the Youth Work sector is recognised and evident.
  3. Provide a collective voice for the Youth Work sector in Scotland.

Membership of the Scottish Youth Work Leaders Forum is open to all members of the Local Authority Youth Work Managers (LAYWM) network and all members of the National Voluntary Youthwork Organisations Scotland (NYVOS) network

2024 Meeting Dates

Related documents

Download some key resources from recent network meetings.

SYWLF Terms of Reference
(DOC, 46 KB)

Contact your network manager

If you've got any questions about the Scottish Youth Work Leaders Forum, please contact Gillian Lithgow.

YouthLink Scotland Membership

Membership of the Scottish Youth Work Leaders Forum is restricted to the managers of National Voluntary Youth Work Organisations and Local Authority Youth Work Services who are members of YouthLink Scotland.