New blog: Youth work is human rights work

Date: 29th January 2021
Category: Incorporation
Author: Youthlink Scotland


YouthLink’s Kevin Kane explains why strengthening the statutory basis of youth work is critical to ensure effective implementation of the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) (Bill), as youth work can help children and young people to understand, promote and defend their rights.

The blog highlights the huge benefits of youth workers to children and young people, as they act as human rights defenders for the tens of thousands of young people they support. It is because of this, Kevin Kane calls for the Community Learning and Development (CLD) Regulations (2013 to be strengthened to prevent cuts to youth work provisions and to ensure a rights based approach to service delivery continues.

  • Read the blog in full here.