CLDSC Member Bulletin – 29 September 2021

Education Reform – CLD Sector Specific Webinar

The CLD Standards Council has been invited to co-ordinate and respond to the Practitioner and Stakeholder Advisory Group’s discussions regarding the reform of Education Scotland and the Scottish Qualifications Authority.  To allow practitioners to share their views on the Scottish Education system we are hosting an online event for all CLD practitioners on Tuesday 5 October 11am – 1pm.

If you would like to attend please register on Eventbrite

Education Reform Webinars

Professor Ken Muir, University of the West of Scotland, has been appointed to act as an independent advisor to the Scottish Government to consider and advise on the implementation of the reform that will consider all functions currently delivered by both the SQA and Education Scotland. 

Professor Muir is keen to engage widely to hear the views and ideas from all those with an interest in Scottish Education. This webinar is an opportunity to hear first-hand about this work and to have your say on shaping the future of the national bodies supporting Education in Scotland. These webinars will support a written consultation which will be launched at the end of September. 

Please use the links below to select and book a webinar via Eventbrite – each session will take place from 4.30pm to 6pm and follow the same format.

Webinar 1 – Thursday 30th September 2021
Webinar 2 – Wednesday 6th October 2021
Webinar 3 – Thursday 28th October 2021

Challenge Poverty Week – events online

Next week (4 – 10 October 2021) is Challenge Poverty Week.  We have been working with colleagues in the Education Scotland CLD team to coordinate a series of online resources and information which we’ll share throughout next week.

Keep an eye on our Twitter pages @cldstandards and @EdScotCLD throughout the week for links and resources.  Use the hashtags #ChallengePoverty and #NowIsTheTime to join the national conversation.

Last call for Scottish Charity Awards Watch Party

CLD Standards Council is proud to be sponsoring the Community Action Award at this year’s #ScotCharityAwards. Please come along and join us online this Friday 1 October for our Scottish Charity Awards Watch Party.  Get your glad-rags on, top up your glass and join fellow CLDSC members to celebrate the work of CLD in the voluntary sector at our virtual pre-ceremony drinks reception at 6pm.  The ceremony takes place from 7-8pm where we will see the winners announced live on screen. 

Register to join us on Eventbrite

National Youth Work Awards – nominations open

Nominations for the 2022 National Youth Work Awards are now open.  Youth work has supported young people up and down the country through the most challenging year. Now, the time has come to give our youth work heroes the recognition they deserve by making your nominations!

Choose from 12 amazing award categories and help celebrate the value of youth work. This year’s categories:

  • Arts & Creativity
  • Community-based Youth Work
  • Digital & Stem
  • Environment & Conservation
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Inspirational Leader
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Participation & Youth Voice
  • Recognising Skills & Achievement
  • Team of the Year
  • Volunteer Youth Worker
  • Youth Worker of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Download the National Youth Work Awards nomination form (opens PDF)
Download the National Youth Work Awards guidance and criteria (opens PDF)

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on 12 November 2021.

YouthLink National Youth Work Conference

This year’s National Youth Work Conference (#YLSConf21) will take place online on 5 and 6 October 2021 and there’s still time to register. The conference will highlight the urgent and significant challenges facing our planet and our society, and will explore the power of learning for sustainability through youth work.

The Conference will provide a critical exploration of:

  • Greening your youth work services
  • Youth Work & the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Young People, Wellbeing & Nature Connectedness
  • Environmental Youth Social Action
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Climate Literacy & Youth Work
  • Global impact and perspectives
  • Climate Justice Education

This national event is aimed at:

  • The youth work and wider CLD sector
  • Other related professionals interested in young people’s participation
  • Education professionals
  • Volunteers

Tickets are available for a small cost to help cover admin and overheads. Prices are £15 for YouthLink members and £25 for non-YouthLink members. 

Download the conference brochure containing information on the programme and workshops (opens PDF).

You can register for the YouthLink National Youth Work Conference 2021 on Eventbrite.

WildHearts Global Youth Summit Information

To coincide with COP26 and help inspire and empower young people to tackle climate change, WildHearts is hosting a global youth-led summit between the 1st – 5th November.  The summit is free and will provide students, locally and globally, with opportunities to learn, collaborate and innovate through interactive assemblies, lesson plans and workshops. 

The summit will feature world-class speakers including, Cel Spellman (Actor, Presenter and WWF Call of The Wild Podcast Host) and Clover Hogan (Climate Activist and Eco-Anxiety Researcher). Her TED Talk ‘What to do when climate change feels unstoppable’ has been viewed over 1million times

Watch this short video on YouTube of the Official Global Youth Summit.
You can download the Global Youth Summit Event pack here

Accessibility in digital content workshops

Lead Scotland are hosting a series of webinars on Zoom in the upcoming weeks about accessibility in digital content. The webinars will examine the most common accessibility problems within digital content and instruct participants how to avoid these issues. These webinars are intended for people looking to improve their employability through enhancing their digital expertise.

Each webinar covers a single topic. The topics are:

  • Layout 
  • Text format 
  • Plain English 
  • Colour and contrast 
  • Mouse friendly navigation 
  • Keyboard friendly navigation 
  • Alt text 
  • Complex images 
  • Captions and transcripts 
  • Forms 

There is more information about the webinars and details of how to register on the Lead Scotland website.