Scottish Youth Work Research Steering Group

The Research Steering Group was first convened in 2015. Meeting regularly, it oversees opportunities for research that could help demonstrate the impact of youth work. The group includes representatives of the youth work sector, academic institutions, the Scottish Government, NHS Health Scotland, CLD Standards Council and Education Scotland.

The aims of the group are to identify and create opportunities:

  • To critically examine the long-term impact of youth work on the lives and lifestyles of young people and the wider communities across Scotland.
  • To identify what young people learn from participating in youth work provision.
  • To gather data reflecting the broad outcomes of youth work as defined by young Scots.

The group has been able to undertake this work through financial support from the youth work sector, public bodies and charitable trusts. If you are interested in supporting this work with a financial contribution, please email Amy Calder

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