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
The Link Sector Magazine
The Link - 2017 - Employability
Special issue examining the role youth work plays in promoting skills and employability for young people.
The Link Sector Magazine
The Link - 2015 - Arts, Culture and Heritage
This edition focuses on youth work's role in breaking down barriers to accessing art and culture.
The Link Sector Magazine
The Link - 2014 - Outdoor Learning
Read about youth work's incredible outdoor learning offer in this issue.
The Link Sector Magazine
The Link - 2014 - Youth Work and Sport
Special edition of the Link Magazine, focussing on the legacy of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
A World of Difference
Set of resources to support youth workers and volunteers to deliver workshops on visible difference to their groups and communities.
Training/Toolkits/Session Plans
NKBL Learning Hub
Online training courses for practitioners working with young people.
Policy & Consultations
Statement on Rights in Relation to the Digital Environment
Response by YouthLink Scotland on the UN Concept Note relating to Children's Rights and the Digital Environment
Policy & Consultations
Statement on Improving Disability Assistance in Scotland
This consultation asks questions on whether the policy intent set out in the Scottish approach to Disability Assistance will meet the needs of the children and adults it is intended to help
Policy & Consultations
Response To-Out Of School Care Consultation
YouthLink Scotland is responding to the Out of School Care in Scotland – Draft Framework Consultation on behalf of our members.
Policy & Consultations
Response to UNCRC Bill
This consultation provides an opportunity to increase our understanding of what children and young people’s rights are and how we can embed those rights into the fabric of law in Scotland.
Policy & Consultations
Response To The Call For Evidence On The Long-Term Financial Sustainability of Local Government
This response summarises the main arguments for prioritising investment in youth work – how it changes the lives of young people (the most crucial point of all), the value of youth workers, and the wider social and economic benefits.
Policy & Consultations
Response to Scottish Government Transport Strategy Consultation
YouthLink Scotland is pleased to respond to the consultation on Scotland’s National Transport Strategy.