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.


Resource Type
Thematic Area
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
Case Studies & Good Practice
Syrian New Scots Aberdeen
Case study example showing how youth work can offer effective support to young people learning English.
Case Studies & Good Practice
PKAVS Tutoring Support Perth and Kinross
Additional support with school work for young people in Perth and Kinross.