Quality youth work programmes, information, resources, training and support.

About us

Changing Lives Through Youth Work

We are the largest national youth work organisation in Scotland, supporting 82,571 young people, 1,730 youth groups and over 9,397 youth workers.

  • Our diverse membership has national reach and is made up of a network of local Area Associations, youth groups, youth workers and volunteers
  • Youth Scotland values the development of community-based youth work as an essential approach to our work
  • We want to create ways for youth work to enable more young people to demonstrate what they have achieved personally and within their communities
It has opened more doors and opportunities and helped me meet new people and new contacts to help me with my career and building my network.
Niomi, DJ and young person

Discover more about what we do

Young leaders programme at HMYOI Polmont

Young leaders programme at HMYOI Polmont

Two young people and staff talk about their experiences of the CashBack funded young leaders programme at HMYOI Polmont and how it has been breaking barriers.

"It allows us to look at a youth work approach rather than a prison approach." (SPS)

HMYOI Polmont case study

For everyone involved in community based youth work. Find out more about what we do and apply for membership.