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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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.
Case Studies & Good Practice
Case Study Kear Campus
A collaboration between youth work practitioners and teachers to offer alternative pathways within the school curriculum
Case Studies & Good Practice
Inverclyde Academy S3 Group
A youth work programme at Inverclyde Academy designed to help young people overcome barriers to learning
Publications & Research
Learning in Lockdown
How youth work in Scotland adapted their practice to support young people during the first Covid 19 lockdown in 2020
Case Studies & Good Practice
Outward Bound Trust - Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award
Case study of an outdoor learning and community leadership programme offered by the Outward Bound Trust
Case Studies & Good Practice
Employability Case Study - Dunedin Canmore Youth Project
Edinburgh-based youth work project offering an alternative pathway for young people in their senior phase.
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Policy & Consultations
YPQI Country Context Briefing 2019 - Scotland
Youth Programme Quality Intervention (YPQI): The youth work policy and practice context in Scotland
The Link Sector Magazine
The Link - 2019 - Youth Work and School Partnerships
This issue is packed with case studies and evidence that youth work and schools partnerships have a positive impact on young people's attainment.
Professional Frameworks
Combined Youth Work National Occupation Standards 2019
Unleash your full potential as a youth worker with the Youth Work National Occupational Standards (NOS).
The Link Sector Magazine
The Link - 2018 - Youth Participation
Explore youth work's role in helping young people find their voice, take social action and engage with democracy.
The Link Sector Magazine
The Link - 2017 - Mental Health
How does youth work have a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of Scotland's young people?