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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.

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 at their joint residential in June 2015.

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.

Link to Strategy Launch Video

Scottish Youth Work Week Conference 2015 

Wednesday 4 November, Cumbernauld - Inclusive Practice and Participation

More information and how to submit an Interactive Session proposal here. Online Booking


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.

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

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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