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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.   In our 2016 manifesto  we have called for further investment in the youth work sector as part of  the  drive to close the educational attainment gap. Read the 14 Asks here.

 National Youth Worker of the Year Awards 2017

 We are delighted to annouce that the 10th National Youth Worker of the Year  Awards will open for nominations on Tuesday 1 November.

 Watch this space!


YouthLink Scotland Symposium & AGM

Wednesday 23 November, Edinburgh. Find out more here.

Youth Work Outcomes

The development of the Youth Work Outcomes has been a partnership piece of work which was signed off by the NVYO Scotland and Local Authority Youth Work Managers Network. Further information and links to resource  materials can be found here.


 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.


Legal Helpline for Youth Workers

FREE 24 hour HelpLine, ‘YouthLink Scotland Law Line’, for youth workers and youth work organisations in partnership with J. C. Hughes Solicitors. The law line will give comfort to many workers who may need immediate advice or help out of office hours.



The Digitally Agile National Principles are a formal framework of guiding

principles for the use of digital technology and social media in Community

Learning and Development.


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.

Action on Sectarianism 2014-15 report download here


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.


The #iwill campaign aims to increase the number of young people making a difference to others and the environment. This includes activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which creates double-benefits  to communities and young people themselves.
So far more than 500 business, education and voluntary sector partners have committed to embedding social action into the lives of young people. 
Will you join them? Click on image for more information.


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