Policy Seminar

Our Policy Forum played a valued role in supporting members to review, research, and promote national and international policy and good practice. However in 2017 it was decided to review the format and function of the Policy Forum, and a decision was made to disband the Policy Forum and in its place to establish a series of Policy Seminars. 

In the autumn of 2018 we hosted our first Policy Seminar Series. Policy Seminars are opportunities for youth work practitioners, policy makers, academics, and other interested stakeholders to come together. The Seminars are designed in a way which will facilitate networking, collaboration, as well as creating precious time for critical thinking and reflection. 

These events will have no more than 70 delegates and bring leading experts and commentators together to discuss policy issues within a youth work context. The seminars will be framed within the context of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

The first policy seminar took place on Thursday 30 August 2018 in Glasgow and focused attention towards adverse childhood experiences and the development of resilience within the context of youth work relationships and practice.

The second policy seminar took place on Thursday 27 September 2018 in Edinburgh and focused attention towards digital youth work and cyber resilience. 

These events are open to all, and we will ask all delegates to provide a short biography and their interest in the seminar topic – this will aid the facilitation on networking and collaboration. Each event will run from 10am until 4pm with lunch provided. The delegate rate is £65 +VAT with a discounted YouthLink Scotland member rate of £55 + VAT. Delegates will be provided with some pre-seminar reading to prepare for discussion, networking and collaboration. 

To book a place at upcoming events please visit our events listings and search for event type 'seminar'

For further information please contact Susan Hunter shunter@youthlinkscotland.org or phone 0131 313 2488.



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