Youth Work Resources

We know that good youth work requires good youth work resources. That’s why we’re continuing to build a comprehensive library of toolkits, lesson plans, publications, professional frameworks, case studies and guidance to help you improve your youth work practice. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Let us know.

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Policy & Consultations
Young people's perspectives on Education reform
Summary report gathered from youth work teams across Scotland to hear young people's views on Education Reform
The Link Sector Magazine
The Link - 2022 - Tackling Poverty
The cost of living brought poverty into sharp focus - this issue explores youth work's role in tackling poverty.
Case Studies & Good Practice
Centrestage Case Study
100% of the young people showed improvement health and wellbeing, as well as improved school attendance and increased engagement in learning.
Policy & Consultations
No One Left Behind
Scottish Government Delivery Plan for employability services
Training/Toolkits/Session Plans
Professional Learning Resource
A toolkit to support a review of youth work and school partnerships
Case Studies & Good Practice
Wick High School Case Study
'Step Forward Youth' project offers a range of activities in the school setting to nurture health and wellbeing
Cartoon style graphic of all the different wellbeing resources compiled in the Heids Together resource
Multimedia Content, Training/Toolkits/Session Plans
Heids Together
A health and wellbeing resource developed by several youth work groups during Covid-19, including podcasts, toolkits, e-books and more.
Publications & Research
Youth Work - Closing the Poverty Related Attainment Gap During the Pandemic
An overview of youth work's response to supporting the most vulnerable young people in their education during the Covid-19 pandemic
Case Studies & Good Practice
Health and Wellbeing Case Study - Stirling Resilience Group
Pilot programme undertaken during lockdown to support young people experiencing diverse barriers to learning.
Case Studies & Good Practice
Health and Wellbeing Case Study - Dumfries and Galloway
Online health and wellbeing support for young people in Dumfries and Galloway during lockdown
Case Studies & Good Practice
Health and Wellbeing Case Study - Harris Academy
A collaboration between Harris Academy and The Corner in Dundee
Case Studies & Good Practice
Reading the Game
Work undertaken by youth workers to support literacy and numeracy at Rosshall Academy