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COVID-19 Guidance

As we continue to navigate the Scottish Government's route map out of lockdown, we're here to help ensure young people continue to get the support they deserve. Check out our Youth Work Guidance Hub and Frequently Asked Questions pages below for more information.

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Youth work sector to receive £3m of new funding to support educational recovery

PUBLISHED: Tue, 15 Sep 2020

The Youth Work Education Recovery Fund will support young people impacted by Covid-19 to re-engage with vital learning opportunities. Deadline for applications: 14 October 2020.

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Updated guidance for the renewal of indoor youth work services

PUBLISHED: Fri, 04 Sep 2020

Following the First Minister’s announcement today (Thursday 10 September), we can confirm that existing guidance for the youth work sector is unaffected by the new rules.

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Youth work and employability position paper

PUBLISHED: Mon, 31 Aug 2020

Position paper outlining the crucial role of the youth work sector in Scotland's social and economic renewal in the aftermath of Covid-19.

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Youth groups put 'Heids Together' to create online wellbeing resource

PUBLISHED: Fri, 14 Aug 2020

Heids Together aims to reduce the impact of Covid-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Scotland.

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Investing in youth work to create a more inclusive and democratic society

PUBLISHED: Fri, 18 Sep 2020

"Investing in youth work to create a more inclusive and democratic society."

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Domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women and girls during phases 1, 2 and 3 of Scotland's route map

PUBLISHED: Fri, 18 Sep 2020

This report presents qualitative evidence on the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on people experiencing domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women/girls.

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Parents report more anxiety in lockdown, Scottish poll finds

PUBLISHED: Fri, 18 Sep 2020

A new survey for the Early Intervention Foundation by Ipsos MORI highlights parents’ concern for their children’s mental health and wellbeing as they return to school.

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Young Scot Digi Know project: Volunteering opportunity for young people

PUBLISHED: Fri, 18 Sep 2020

Young Scot are currently recruiting for new volunteers to join their Digi Know project. This opportunity is open to all young people in Scotland between the ages of 11-25. Deadline: 30 September 2020.

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🌍 We've partnered with@KSBScotlandd to develop a climate emergency toolkit for youth workers. The toolkit is packe…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…G

5:54PM - 20 Sep 2020

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💬 "Be brave, be flexible and be willing for things not to work as expected." 📝@BinnsMeganan, lead practitioner attwitter.com/i/web/status/1…c1

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The £1.2m Access to Youth Arts Fund has been launched to protect future creative opportunities for children and you… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

11:12AM - 19 Sep 2020

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Funding

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Youth arts emergency funding

PUBLISHED: Thu, 17 Sep 2020

The first of two funds of a £3million Scottish Government emergency funding package designed to ensure creative opportunities for children and young people continue across Scotland.

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COVID-19 Direct Emergency Response for Children and Young People Fund

PUBLISHED: Thu, 17 Sep 2020

Individually tailored grants of up to £2,000 for children and young people who have experienced a recent crisis or significant change in life.

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Vacancies

Dumfries & Galloway Council

Youth Development Worker (Mental Health Project)

LOCATION: Dumfries
POSTED: Wed, 09 Sep 2020
CLOSING: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 12:00

The postholder will lead the new staff team and support them to deliver 1:1 support sessions, group work programmes and personalised support to young people aged 12-18 within local communities.

Dumfries & Galloway Council

Youth Development Worker (16/438)

LOCATION: Dumfries
POSTED: Wed, 09 Sep 2020
CLOSING: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 12:00

An opportunity for the right person to lead the next phase of the Oasis Youth Centre's development and help take work with young people to the next level and support even more young people.

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