Youth Scotland submission to the Cross-Party Group Children and Young People

Date 19 February 2020

#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.

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