Policy, Research & Influence

Our policy and research drives the influencing work of the organisation. We influence policymakers and key decision-makers, keeping the profile of youth work high on the policy and political agenda. It is steered by our primary goal, that all young people have access to high-quality youth work.  

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We focus our policy engagement on several key areas, including: 

From the school curriculum to tackling the barriers of poverty and inequality, we regularly engage with government, parliament, local and national politicians on a broad range of issues through our consultation responses and influencing work.  

Our focus is on ensuring that local and national policies support our youth workers and young people. Our policy engagement and influencing follows sector intelligence, including consultation alongside youth work practitioners, representing the collective voice of youth work in Scotland.