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YouthLink Scotland

Welcome to YouthLink Scotland's Website

YouthLink Scotland is the national agency for youth work. It is a membership organisation and is in the unique position of representing the interests and aspirations of the whole of the sector both voluntary and statutory. YouthLink Scotland champions the role and value of the youth work sector, challenging government at national and local levels to invest in the development of the sector.


National Youth Work Strategy 2014-2019

Our ambitions for improving the life chances of young people in Scotland.

We want Scotland to be the best place in the world for children and young people to grow up. We want a Scotland where the rights of children and young people are not just recognised, but rooted deep in our society and in our public and voluntary services. And we want a nation that treasures  the whole wellbeing of children and young people.


Download the Strategy here.


Scottish Youth Work Week Conference and YouthLink Scotland AGM        

Wednesday 5 November, Cumbernauld

Youth Work and Digital Participation

The 2014 Scottish Youth Work Week Conference and YouthLink Scotland AGM will take place on Wednesday 5 November at the Westerwood Hotel near Cumbernauld.                                              

This year's conference will have a focus on digital media in relation to youth work as well as a selection of morning and afternoon Interactive Sessions.

  • Cabinet Minister, Michael Russell MSP confirmed as Scottish Government speaker.
  • Interactive sessions confirmed.
  • Chris Yiu, Director of Digital Participation at SCVO confirmed as keynote speaker.

Find out more about this year's Scottish Youth Work Conference and our AGM


YouthLink Scotland has set up the first independent public website designed to challenge sectarianism in Scotland, supported by the Scottish Government.         Click on Logo for more information.



CashBack for Communities is the Scottish Government's vehicle for reinvesting the proceeds of crime back into communities to benefit Scotland's young people. Click on logo for more information on the various funds.


Key Diary Dates for 2014/15 from YouthLink Scotland.

This page will take you to all the latest information on events being organised by YouthLink Scotland in partnership with its members and stakeholders.

Click the button below to sign up for our fortnightly Youth Work Briefing.

 YouthLink Scotland is a Scottish company limited by guarantee, no. 164547, Charity reference SCO03923 
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