Policy Consultations

We closely monitor the policy horizon for the latest policy developments relevant to the youth work sector. Alongside members and broader stakeholders, we formulate consultation responses on the sector’s behalf and build the capacity of those with a stake in youth work services to do the same.

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YouthLink Scotland supports the development of youth work policy impacting on young people’s lives. We investigate and respond to current and emerging policy and legislative issues affecting young people and the youth work sector. The priority for the policy and research team is to ensure that YouthLink Scotland’s policy agenda is reflective and responsive to the needs of those we represent. 

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Youth Work and Poverty Policy Brief
The transformative power of youth work to improve the lives of children and young people and meet the aims of the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan (2022-2027).
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YouthLink Scotland Policy Briefing on Youth Work and School Age Childcare
This briefing By YouthLink Scotland explains youth work’s role in delivering the Scottish Government’s vision for school-age childcare.
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Policy Paper on Youth Work & School Age Childcare
Youth work is crucial to achieving the vision of a high-quality, affordable and accessible system that tackles child poverty and contributes to building a wellbeing economy.
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YouthLink Scotland Response to All Learners in Scotland Matter Report
A response by YouthLink Scotland to All Learners in Scotland Matter: The National Discussion on Education final report.
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YouthLink Scotland Response to Restricting Alcohol Advertising and Promotion
YouthLink Scotland supports the overarching principle of the consultation to restrict alcohol advertising and promotion.
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Relationship Between Youth Work & Play
Policy paper on the overlap between youth work and play on children and young people's development.
YouthLink Scotland Response to the Skills Delivery Independent Review
The future of the skills delivery public body and advisory landscape, including the future remit and status of Skills Development Scotland.
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YouthLink Scotland Response to Skills Review Consultation
A response by YouthLink Scotland to the skills delivery independent review: call for evidence.
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YouthLink Scotland Response to the Review of the Future of Qualifications and Assessment in Scotland
A response by YouthLink Scotland to Professor Hayward's review of the future of qualifications and assessment in Scotland.
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Evidence Review on Youth Work's Role During and in Recovery from Covid-19
YouthLink Scotland, with support from Northern Star, conducted an evidence review for the Covid-19 Learning and Evaluation Oversight Group at Scottish Government, to explore youth work’s role during and in recovery from Covid-19.
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YouthLink Scotland Response to Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland
A response by YouthLink Scotland to the Scottish Government Consultation on a Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland.
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YouthLink Scotland Response to Scottish Parliament Education Children and Young People Committee
A response by YouthLink Scotland to the Scottish Attainment Challenge report by the Scottish Parliament Education Children and Young People Committee.

Need a chat?

Get in touch with Kevin Kane (Policy and Research Manager)