You may be interested in the process whereby the national youth agency for youth work in Scotland, YouthLink, is preparing a manifesto to be used in campaigning for youth work during the pre-election period. Could a similar initiative have taken place south of the border?
YouthLink Scotland Manifesto 2015-18
Seeking your views…
YouthLink Scotland is preparing a manifesto for the Youth Work Sector. This manifesto will be used to campaign for changes, improvements and investment in youth work during the upcoming Westminster and Holyrood elections.
As a membership organisation we will collaborate with you to create a Manifesto for the whole sector, you can give your views by providing comments to the following themes.
Theme 1: Needs of Young People – What do young people need? What can the youth work sector offer to young people? What could be done differently and what would need to change?
Theme 2: Needs of the Youth Work Sector – What does the youth work sector need? What can the youth work sector offer? What could be done differently and what would need to change?
Theme 3: Needs of Society – What issues are impacting on society? What can the youth work sector offer to tackle these issues? What could be done differently and what would need to change?
The Manifesto Comments Questionnaire can be found here.
All staff, volunteers and trustees are warmly invited to give their views, comments and ideas at one of the following events. Download the Manifesto events flyer here for more information.
- 11 February (10am to 1pm) – Hamilton
- 17 February (10am to 1pm) – Keith (subject to minimum number of participants)
- 18 February (10am to 1pm) – Glasgow
- 19 February (4pm to 6.30pm) – Edinburgh
Book your place here.
Involving Young People
We invite members to gather the views of young people who are part of their youth work service. We have prepared a short activity for young people to take part in as individuals or as part of a group. Youth workers should submit young people’s views no later than 3 March 2015.