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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.


Hi5 Award STEM Toolkit

The Hi5 STEM Toolkit is an activity toolkit featuring 50 fun STEM activities for use in a Hi5 challenge


Hi5 Award Activity Toolkit

The Hi5 Activity Pack is a fun toolkit featuring 50 play activities for use in a Hi5 challenge.


Arts Toolkit

The Youth Scotland Arts toolkit is an activity toolkit featuring 25 creative arts and crafts activities for use in our awards or for any groups participating in creative activities


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.


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