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Created Date Monday, 07 August 2017
Modified Date Monday, 07 August 2017
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All in - young people and inclusive youth work

The ALL IN project is developing training for the youth work sector in seven European countries on inclusive youth work. As part of developing this training we want to hear from young people about their experiences of inclusive youth work. This pack gives ideas on how you can engage young people in this process. The consultation is open until 7 August 2017. Use the form at the end of this pack to send us your findings and feedback.

Aim: To learn about young people’s experiences of youth work and how they think it could be more inclusive.


Created Date Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Modified Date Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Filesize 4.26 Megabytes

The Death of the Saturday Job

This report provides a wealth of information regarding the decline in earning and learning amongst young people in the UK. We hope that this will promote further understanding of the trends in part-time working amongst young people, but also inform wider thinking about the role of part-time work in youth transitions.

Created Date Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Modified Date Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Filesize 3.55 Megabytes

Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People Safety

In 2012, LGBT Youth Scotland undertook a survey of Life in Scotland for LGBT young people aged
13-25. This report presents the key findings of the survey in respect of safety issues and
complements the others on Education, Health, and Community & Identity.

Created Date Thursday, 15 January 2015
Modified Date Thursday, 15 January 2015
Filesize 1.85 Megabytes

The Prince's Trust Macquarie - Youth Index 2015

The Prince's Trust annual Youth Index, now in its seventh year, tracks the concerns of young people over time.

It is clear from this year’s findings that young people need our support as much as ever.

Created Date Thursday, 13 November 2014
Modified Date Thursday, 13 November 2014
Filesize 638 Kilobytes

Sexual Health & Wellbeing Survey

This report presents findings from an online survey of over 1,500 Scottish adults aged 18 or over, who are or have been in a sexual relationship in the last year. It focuses on sexual health and wellbeing including emotional and physical health issues, sources of information and advice, behaviours, and positive and negative experiences. Unless stated otherwise, differences between sub-groups in this summary and the rest of the report are statistically significant.

Created Date Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Modified Date Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Filesize 911 Kilobytes

Stonewall Scotland Teachers Report 2014

This report highlights the vital role that Scotland’s teaching staff has to play in promoting respect and in challenging homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in our schools.

Created Date Tuesday, 01 July 2014
Modified Date Thursday, 17 July 2014
Filesize 695 Kilobytes

e-cigarettes in Scotland Report

This report details the awareness, and patterns of use, of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) amongst young people aged 13 to 18 in Scotland.

Created Date Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Filesize 273 Kilobytes

A Fair Start for Every Child

Child poverty remains a significant challenge in Scotland. As the economy recovers, we are increasingly concerned that the situation for children in low-income families is set to get worse, not better. The number of children experiencing poverty is predicted to rise considerably by 2020.This briefing summarises the main analysis from our UK report, A Fair Start for Every Child, highlights Scotland specific information and comments on what this analysis means for Scotland. It looks at how poverty is affecting the lives of children in Scotland today; the development of the three main drivers that cause child poverty – flat wage growth and trends in the labour market, recent pressure on social security spending and the rising cost of living; and what the future might hold. Our conclusion is that unlesswe address the threat of rising child poverty now, we risk a whole generation of children living in poverty being left behind. The briefing looks at the choice politicians now face and calls for further action. It sets out Save the Children’s immediate priorities for action for a fair start for every child by age 11.

Created Date Tuesday, 01 April 2014
Modified Date Monday, 07 April 2014
Filesize 2.64 Megabytes

National Youth Work Strategy 2014 - 2019

Developed jointly by the Scottish Government, Education Scotland and YouthLink Scotland, this strategy aims to set out our ambitions for improving outcomes for young people through youth work. It has been developed in the context of the Strategic Guidance for Community Learning and Development, and it aims to ensure that we harness and build on our partnerships and what we know works in delivering vibrant and effective youth work practice.

Created Date Friday, 28 February 2014
Modified Date Tuesday, 01 April 2014
Filesize 1.31 Megabytes

The Kenny Report 2

"This report which takes a fresh look at the case for introducing a right to vote for 16 and 17 year olds in UK public elections. Its publication is extremely timely, as Scottish young people prepare to vote in the referendum on Scotland’s future on September 18th.Their experiences will provide valuable insights and give impetus to UK political parties and campaigners to embrace the same change in other elections across the UK". Katie Ghose, Chief Executive, Electoral Reform Society

Created Date Saturday, 01 February 2014
Filesize 4.59 Megabytes

Working with young people - The value of youth work in the EU

About this study

In consideration of the fact that sources of data on youth work are currently scarce, this study strives to bring together existing evidence in order to facilitate the understanding and appreciation of youth work. It draws on literature in the area, a mapping of national contexts, consultation amongst stakeholders and an analysis of successful practice. The latter was conducted during the course of the study in order to gain a deeper understanding of youth work in the EU and the contribution that it makes for young people of the EU.

Created Date Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Modified Date Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Filesize 2.30 Megabytes

CfE Briefing 10 - CLD & Partnership Working

This briefing provides advice for practitioners and partners and can also be used to inform learners and their parents and families about developments in Curriculum for Excellence

Created Date Thursday, 19 September 2013
Modified Date Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Filesize 1.49 Megabytes

Developing Tobacco Policies for Youth Projects

This support guide has been informed by consultation with third sector organisations that regularly come into contact with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. The tobacco policy guide aims to encourage and support organisations to extend their tobacco policies and to more formally recognise their role as health educators and having a lead role in influencing positive life choices for young people.

Created Date Sunday, 01 September 2013
Modified Date Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Filesize 17 Kilobytes

Requirements for CLD

These regulations place requirements on education authorities that they are to meet in discharging their duties.

Created Date Thursday, 01 August 2013
Modified Date Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Filesize 107 Kilobytes

Preparing for the Self-Evalution Discussion

The self-evaluation discussion provides an important opportunity at the start of the inspection for you to demonstrate how well you, your staff and partners know your services and your practice. It also enables us to work alongside you to begin our professional dialogue about improvement. You should approach the self-evaluation discussion in a way which best suits your own circumstances. Clearly, there will be a number of different ways to structure the discussion. There are, however, some basic points you may wish to follow which colleagues who have been inspected have found work well.

Created Date Friday, 21 June 2013
Filesize 14 Kilobytes

Dublin Declaration on contribution of youth work to youth employment

Press Release
Minister Fitzgerald welcomes Dublin Declaration on contribution of youth work to youth employment

Created Date Friday, 01 March 2013
Modified Date Monday, 09 September 2013
Filesize 437 Kilobytes

CLD SSI - Consultation on Draft Regulations Mar 13

The Requirements for Community Learning and Development (Scotland) Regulations, 2013 Consultation on Draft Regulations.

Created Date Monday, 01 October 2012
Filesize 3.64 Megabytes

Sexting Report - The Corner

In October and November 2012, as part of ongoing health promotion work, The Corner Health, Information and Peer-Led Services delivered a health campaign which focused on the topic of Sexting.

Created Date Sunday, 01 January 2012
Filesize 3.62 Megabytes

Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People - Education Report

LGBT Youth Scotland

In 2012, LGBT Youth Scotland undertook a survey on Life in Scotland for LGBT young people, aged 13-25. The survey revealed that LGBT young people identified education as the environment where they faced the most discrimination. This report presents the key findings of the survey in respect of education issues and will be followed by others on identity and community, employment, safety, and health.

Created Date Friday, 09 September 2011
Filesize 120 Kilobytes

Young people, alcohol and the media

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This study explored how entertainment media accessed by young people represented alcohol. It explored young people's interpretations of these messages and their potential influence on alcohol use. The way media professionals thought alcoholrelated issues should be presented was also investigated.