Youth work changes lives

YouthLink Scotland is the national agency for youth work, representing more than 100 youth work organisations across Scotland.

We champion the role and value of the youth work sector, challenging government at national and local levels to invest in your development.



Members Network: September 2017

START: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:00
END: Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:30

Join us in Dundee for our next Members Network, focusing on Celebrating Young People.



National Youth Work Conference and YouthLink Scotland AGM

START: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:00
END: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:00

Save the date for our National Conference and AGM, taking place on 14 November 2017 in Cumbernauld. Call for interactive session proposals now open.

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No Knives, Better Lives Lesson Plan

Highlight the risks and consequences of carrying a knife with this session based on Mark's Story. Suitable for S1 and up.


Proposed Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill

  • Status: Open
  • Deadline: Fri, 04 Aug 2017

Consultation on a Bill proposed by John Finnie MSP to give children equal protection from assault.

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Latest news


News from the sector: Thursday 20 July

PUBLISHED: Thu, 20 Jul 2017

Young people and mental health dominate youth work headlines today, with a sharp increase in numbers seeking help from mental health services after recent terrorist attacks.


New research from Ditch the Label lifts the lid on cyber-bullying

PUBLISHED: Thu, 20 Jul 2017

Anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label releases their Annual Bullying Survey, showing social media is making young people more anxious than ever before.


Engaging young people on social media

PUBLISHED: Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Never mind #AskEddie! 15-year-old Thomas has just finished work experience with nfpSynergy. Find out how he thinks you can use social media to engage young people.


Edinburgh's Hogmanay rings in the new year with #YOYP2018

PUBLISHED: Wed, 19 Jul 2017

Marking the start of Year of Young People 2018, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay will celebrate Scotland’s young citizens and give them the limelight on a Scottish and global stage.

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YouthLink Scotland

YouthLink Scotland

.@CPAGScotland training opportunity on Kinship care, looked after children and the benefits system. Interested? 👉cpag.org.uk/node/7855

8:00AM - 21 Jul 2017

YouthLink Scotland

YouthLink Scotland

Apply for the Early Action fund before 2nd October! biglotteryfund.org.uk/easc twitter.com/BIGScotland/st…

11:10AM - 20 Jul 2017

YouthLink Scotland

YouthLink Scotland

Hot on the heels of @SP_EHRiC report last week, @DitchtheLabel's Annual Bullying Survey finds 70% of young people h… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

8:20AM - 20 Jul 2017

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Create18 aims to give young people funding to create events in their community during Year of Young People 2018. Round 1 deadline: 21 August 2017.


Comic Relief UK

Charities registered in the UK and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for a range of grants. Each funding initiative has a different opening date and deadline.

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Y Sort-it

Youth Support Worker

LOCATION: West Dunbartonshire
POSTED: Mon, 10 Jul 2017
CLOSING: Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00

Help Y Sort-it support young carers to make informed choices through one-to-one, group work and respite.

The Yard

Play Team Leader

POSTED: Fri, 14 Jul 2017
CLOSING: Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:00

Join The Yard and help them to improve the lives of disabled children and their families in Dundee.

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