Youth Work in Schools

Our Council's Youth Work Service provides a range of opportunities and support to schools across the region.

We provide the opportunity for students to take part in nationally recognised awards to help accredit the work they are already doing within schools or in the community, working alongside teaching staff. Some of these awards include the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Dynamic Youth and Youth Achievement Awards, Saltire Awards, and John Muir Awards.

We support schools to engage in Youth Participation and Democracy which involves implementing the Council's new Youth Participation and Engagement Strategy and the ongoing development and delivery of Dumfries and Galloway Youth Council.  There is continued support for schools to engage with the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) and training is provided for young people who want to become members, as well as ongoing support throughout the year for pupils involved to take on the role effectively.

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Page last updated: 21/03/2023
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