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COVID-19: Guiding Framework to support gradual phased renewal of youth work services

Download the framework to guide your groups and organisations through a phased return to face-to-face delivery of youth work services in Scotland

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Quick Tips for Online Youth Work

Download a quick guide on suggestions and advice for safe online youth work. We are asked: how can we reach young people digitally? How can we do it safely? What activities can we arrange online when our youth centres are closed?

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Invest In Youth Work Toolkit

A campaign for the right of young people across Scotland to access youth work - now is the time to #InvestInYouthWork


HEAR.EU - How will Brexit impact youth work in Scotland?

HEAR.EU is a Scottish Government funded collaborative study by YouthLink and Youth Scotland, and researches the impact leaving the EU has on youth work in Scotland


Impact of Community Based Universal Youth Work In Scotland

The Impact of Community-based Universal Youth Work in Scotland. A study commissioned by the Scottish Youth Work Research Steering Group


Creative Arts Activity Toolkit

Youth Scotland's Creative Arts Activity Toolkit is the perfect way to introduce music, dance, drama or creative writing to your youth work.


Young Placechangers Toolkit

The Young Placechangers toolkit aims to inspire young people to take the lead in their local community, to voice their opinions and help make positive change happen.


Quick Guide to Data Protection and GDPR

We have created this Quick Guide to help you as small volunteer run member groups understand what you need to do to comply with the new legislation. This Quick Guide should be read alongside the information provide by Law at Work - Youth Scotland’s legal service partners.

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Stand Up to Sectarianism Video Resources

Sectarianism continues to be a thorny issue for many communities in Scotland. These are short films created by young people which challenge assumptions and loyalties in order to encourage new ways of thinking when addressing difficult issues in the community.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, or UNCRC, is the basis of all of Unicef’s work. It is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history.


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