YouthLink Scotland Policy Convention - Thurs 8 December 2022

YouthLink Scotland Policy Convention - Thurs 8 December 2022

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YouthLink Scotland Policy Convention: Youth Work is Human Rights Work.

About this event

YouthLink Scotland is delighted Bruce Adamson, The Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland will headline our online Policy Convention, youth work is human rights work, taking place on Thursday 8 December 2022.

Some of the teasers for the day, include a policy convention first as delegates hear directly from members of the Policy Planning Group. They will update on progress made on a right to youth work in Scotland, drawing on discussion and findings from the successful policy convention on a right to youth work in 2021.

We are delighted Ally Zlatar, a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow and the founder of The Starving Artist will be speaking. Ally supports individuals and artists from refugee-seeking backgrounds and has received the highest accolade a young person can achieve for their humanitarian work; The Princess Diana Legacy Award (2021) and The British Citizen Award. (2022).

Hot Chocolate Trust will update how we ensure impact measurement in youth work organisations maximises young people’s rights and actively supports them.

No Knives, Better Lives will bring to life the links with youth work and children’s rights in relation to restorative practices, particularly for those young people who come into contact with the law.

Featured video inputs will include sector leaders and young people showing just how youth work is inherently a rights’ respecting and promoting practice.The gathering comes the same week as Human Rights Day, taking place on Saturday 10 December. It comes at a time when the new National Youth Work Strategy (2022-2027) will be published.

Come along and be part of this important discussion on how we can synergise a strengthened youth work practice to the implementation of the United Nations Convention on Children’s Rights (UNCRC) into Scots Law and the industry connection to wider Human Rights Treaties.

The full list of speakers and the agenda will follow in the coming months.

This event is free to YouthLink Scotland Members and £10.00 per organisation for non-members. We want to be as inclusive as possible, so, please get in touch with the event organiser, Kevin Kane, if you are unsure of your membership status, or if you want to know more!

If you are not sure of your membership status, you can check our online directory showing members of YouthLink Scotland.

This event has been scheduled the same week as Human Rights Day, which takes place on Saturday 10 December.