- Action on Prejudice
- FMQT Next Generation
- #IWill Scotland
- Learning for Sustainability
- Participative Democracy Certificate
- National Youth Work Awards 2020
- Youth Work and the Attainment Challenge
Youth Work & the Attainment Challenge
Youth work is valuable for all children and young people, helping them to develop a broad range of skills, capacities and achievements that enable them to reach their potential. It complements the delivery of the formal educational curriculum and should be an integral part of the learning experiences for all young people, raising attainment for all.
Tackling the Scottish Attainment Challenge requires all those involved in Scottish Education to work together to reduce the impact of poverty on educational outcomes for young people – and the current health crisis has only heightened the need to address the attainment gap with an even greater sense of urgency. Youth work has an important role to play in this collaborative effort - helping young people to overcome barriers to learning, nurturing social and emotional wellbeing, as well as providing flexible, tailored support and creating diverse learning pathways through which young people can develop and recognise skills and achievements.
YouthLink Scotland’s Youth Work and Schools Partnership programme, funded by the Scottish Government as part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge, aims to promote and develop the role of youth work in closing the poverty related attainment gap by:
Sharing Good Practice
What’s already working well? Find out more about how youth work is already making a difference to attainment outcomes.
Building Capacity for Collaboration
What are the hallmarks of effective partnership working between youth work and schools? Find out what we’re learning and access resources to support your practice.
Providing Practical Support
What questions do you have about the role of youth work in addressing the attainment challenge? What support do you need to enable positive change? Find out how we can help.
Youth Work: Closing the Poverty Related Attainment Gap during the pandemic
An overview of youth work's role in supporting young people's attainment during the pandemic, highlighting the importance of youth work in a whole-system approach to this challenge going forward.
Youth Work Skills Framework
This Skills Framework is a valuable new tool to help youth workers work alongside young people to identify, articulate and develop key skills acquired through youth work activities.