Policy and research
We represent your interests by influencing policy development on issues affecting the youth work sector and young people. Responding to government legislation, initiating and submitting responses to key consultations on a wide range of issues - we're always working to champion the role and value of youth work.
We are committed to developing policy and research for the benefit of the youth work sector and we are currently engaged in activities including the Youth Work Outcomes model and the Scottish Youth Work Research Steering group.
We support our members and the wider youth work sector to engage in youth policy through our networks and events.
National Youth Work Strategy
The National Youth Work Strategy sets out our ambitions for improving outcomes for young people through youth work.
YouthLink Scotland are working with the sector to develop high-quality opportunities for measuring impact and commissioning sector-specific research.
Youth Work Outcomes
Scotland's Youth Work Outcomes have been developed with and for the youth work sector. There are seven outcomes for young people through youth work.
We produce regular policy briefings on key topics of interest to the youth work sector.