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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 Worker of the Year Awards 2015     

Nominations for this year's Awards have now closed. A big thank you to all those who nominated this year.

The judging panel will mett on 22 January. Nominators of finalists have  been notified see list of finalists here.

Follow the Awards this year at #YLSawards15.

Online Booking

See here for more information..

National Youth Work Strategy 2014-2019

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

A dedicated web page on the National Youth Work Strategy can be found here.


The Digitally Agile National Principles were launched on Wednesday 5 November at the Scottish Youth Work Week Conference.

They are a formal framework of guiding principles for the use of digital technology and social media in Community Learning and Development.

Developed with key stakeholders in the sector, the Principles are designed to help youth work, adult learning and community development organisations to effectively build the use of digital technologies and social media into their practice.


YouthLink Scotland has set up the first independent public website designed to challenge sectarianism in Scotland, supported by the Scottish Government.

Click on the 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 2015 from YouthLink Scotland

All the latest information on events being organised by YouthLink Scotland in partnership with its members and stakeholders can be found here.

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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