Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQ is to support youth work leaders to continue to make local-level risk assessed decisions and actions regarding delivery of face-to-face youth work, within the context of wider public health advice from 18 April 2022.
What is the latest advice regarding youth work delivery?
From 21 March 2022 the Scottish Government strategic approach to COVID-19 shifted from a focus on legal requirements to suppress the virus, towards recommended approaches to effectively managing and improving our resilience to the COVID-19 virus.
The following guiding principles are recommended good practice approaches to the safe delivery of youth work. They have been based on the existing expectations before delivery that youth work leaders have been following for the past two years:
- Delivery of youth work will be informed by risk assessment.
- Protective measures will be in place and communicated.
- Taking a rights-based approach to delivery, including the. protection of those at higher risk.
- Clear communication processes - to ensure staff, volunteers, service users and parents understand the measures you have put in place to manage risk.
YouthLink Scotland has produced guiding principles to support the safe delivery of youth work. This advice is to support youth work leaders to continue to make local-level risk assessed decisions and actions regarding delivery of face-to-face youth work, within the context of wider public health advice from 18 April 2022. Youth work leaders should consider this youth work sector advice alongside the Scottish Government’s updated Strategic Framework and associated guidance for colleges, universities and CLD.