youth work

Storytelling in youth work: a resource for workers, managers, tutors and students

Resource that brings together some of the learning from In Defence of Youth Work’s (IDYW) approach to youth work story-telling as this has evolved over the past three-years.

From both the participant’s and the facilitator’s points of view, it considers how examples of practice have been narrated and analysed in workshops specifically designed for workers (including young volunteers), managers, students and their tutors.

Our ambitions for improving the life chances of young people in Scotland

A national youth work startegy 2014-2019. It aims to set out 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 partnerships and what works in delivering vibrant and effective youth work practice.

Journal of Youth Work

A journal of youth work, research and positive practices in work with young people.

YouthLink Scotland

YouthLink Scotland is the national agency for youth work. It is a membership organisation and is in the unique position of representing the interests and aspirations of the whole of the sector both voluntary and statutory.

YouthLink Scotland champions the role and value of the youth work sector, challenging government at national and local levels to invest in the development of the sector.

An outcomes framework for young people

Outcomes framework designed to support understanding and measurement of the connections between intrinsic personal and social development outcomes and longer-term extrinsic outcomes. The framework: - Proposes a model of seven interlinked clusters of social and emotional capabilities that are of value to all young people, supported by a strong evidence base demonstrating the links to longer-term outcomes. - Sets out a matrix of available tools to measure these capabilities, outlining which capabilities they cover, and key criteria such as their cost and the number of users.

Engaging adults in youth volunteering

The political profile of volunteering has risen sharply in the last decade as a key part of strategies related to civic renewal and building stronger communities. In particular, a range of initiatives have aimed to encourage young people to engage in volunteering.

This is youth work: stories from practice

Document which presents youth work stories on subjects such as knife crime, youth work with traveller young women, and the power of graffiti.

Targeted youth support : rapid evidence assessment of effective early interventions for youth at risk of future poor outcomes

Targeted Youth Support (TYS) is an initiative aimed at vulnerable young people and involves ensuring that agencies work together to meet young people’s needs. This report was commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) to explore what works for young people in relation to the outcomes prioritised by the TYS initiative.

Plusone mentoring: evaluation

plusone mentoring is an early intervention programme that uses a voluntary mentoring approach to engage with young people aged mainly 8 to 14 years who are deemed at high risk of future offending. It combines the school, social work, police and community model with a youth work model, which emphasises community involvement and responsive practice in work with young people.

Social Networking Conference Report (2009) - YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot

In August 2009, YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot held a conference to explore how the youth work sector could engage with young people through the use of digital technologies with a particular focus on social networking sites. Through the knowledge gained during workshops and previous knowledge the delegates had, they were asked to provide feedback on a draft of this guidance produced by YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot. Additionally, feedback was sought from Tim Davies, a consultant in young people's participation, social media and social change, who provided his expertise.