Building Capacity for Collaboration

The importance of effective partnership working in addressing the attainment gap is underlined in the Scottish Government's refreshed focus for the Scottish Attainment Challenge programme (April 2022).  It's understood that youth work is an part of the Scottish education system, delivering CfE across communities and schools. The graphic below outlines where and how youth work can support positive learning outcomes for young people.  Now, more than ever, we need to build confidence and capacity to work together to meet the needs of young people who are already disproportionately affected by the current health crisis. While there are many good examples of effective collaborations between youth work and schools, we are still learning about how best to build sustainable partnerships that support the best possible outcomes for young people.  In this section you'll find:

  • Resources, designed with youth work and school practitioners to support collaboration
  • Information about YouthLink Scotland's Youth Work and Schools Collaborative - a forum to share ideas and learning.
  • Reflections on collaborative practice from youth workers and formal educators

Please get in touch if you'd like more information about any of the these - or support to work with any of the resources in your context.


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