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Impact of Youth Work Research

We know how youth work changes lives, which is why we are dedicated to growing our evidence base for the impact of youth work on the personal, social and educational development of young people in Scotland.

For the youth work sector to function effectively, it needs sustained investment so that youth workers are equipped, skilled and supported to change the lives of young people in communities across Scotland.

We all know, however, that funding comes with strings attached. Strings that all relate to one word – impact. You can’t demonstrate impact without first having done the research, which is why our research team works tirelessly to create high-quality research opportunities – through a range of youth-led research initiatives and through regular meetings of our research steering group.


Contact our research team

If you have any queries relating to YouthLink Scotland's ongoing research projects, please contact our Senior Policy & Research Officer Dr Amy Calder.