#InvestInYouthWork – Youth Scotland submission to the Cross-Party Group Children and Young People
Youth Scotland is proud to champion and further the cause of universal community-based youth work in Scotland. We were pleased to contribute again to the ongoing #InvestInYouthWork campaign as part of the Cross Party Group on Children and Young People at the Scottish Parliament on 4 February.
As part of the debate on the future of youth work in Scotland and the issues and challenges it faces, we contributed a detailed written submission outlining our contribution; the value of universal community-based youth work; the gaps and risks the sector is facing; youth work as prevention; and the #investInyouthWork campaign.
Youth Scotland’s ambition is to grow the quality of community-based youth work and ultimately see this as an entitlement for all young people in Scotland to enable them to realise their potential. We support the campaign to #InvestInYouthWork and would call on the MSP Members of the Cross-party Group Children and Young People and their colleagues across Parliament to advocate for:
- A return to pre-austerity levels of investment in youth work services; and
- Strengthening the statutory basis for youth work services
The submission is available to download at the link below.