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YoungScot - the national youth information and citizen agency for Scotland.
Including information on the National Youth Information Framework developed with SLIC.

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  2. 2. KEY AIM <ul><li>To provide young people, aged 11 - 26, with a mixture of information, ideas and opportunities to help them get the most of their lives. </li></ul><ul><li>It is our aim that the services we provide will enable all young people to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make informed decisions and choices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn their ideas into action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take advantage of the opportunities available to them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have the confidence and knowledge to take their place as active citizens in their communities- locally, nationally and globally. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. DIALOGUE YOUTH South Lanarkshire
  6. 6. RECENT PROJECTS <ul><li>Youth Commission on Alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>CG2014 Legacy </li></ul><ul><li>Consultations </li></ul><ul><li>Access All Areas </li></ul><ul><li>We’re Here Conference </li></ul><ul><li>National Youth Information Framework </li></ul>
  7. 7. Young Scot: Active -Key Impact #1 INFORMING # 1: A NATION OF INFORMED YOUNG PEOPLE: Using the latest technology young people will access quality youth-friendly information on the issues and interests that impact on their lives empowering them to make informed decisions and choices
  8. 8. National Youth Information Framework <ul><li>Developed in partnership with the Scottish Libraries and Information Council (SLIC) and a range of other organisations </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Framework has at its heart the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and offers those who develop and provide information for and with young people, the opportunity to ensure that young Scots are able to access high quality, accurate and up-to-date information on issues of interest to them.” </li></ul><ul><li>(National Youth Information Framework Overview Paper) </li></ul>
  9. 9. National Youth Information Framework <ul><li>Policy context </li></ul><ul><li>UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Getting it Right for Every Child, Early Years Framework, Valuing Young People. </li></ul><ul><li>Self evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Series of practical templates to support the evaluation of current products, services and practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce support and development </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership working, consultation, CPD, National Occupational Standards. </li></ul>
  10. 10. National Youth Information Framework <ul><li>Consider, analyse and reflect on current services, products and practices and, through a set of challenging templates, consider and action improvements </li></ul>Questions to consider How good are we now? How good can we be? Improvement Actions Access to information Location, availability, sufficiency, physical, additional support for learning Is information available in a range of formats?
  11. 11. Information Literacy <ul><li>National Youth Information Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Information literacy identified as crucial to ensure young people are able to find, verify and use information to make choices in their lives </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion and equalities – information literacy is particularly important for those who have barriers to participation </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy Module </li></ul>
  12. 12. Information Literacy <ul><li>Identifying information need & key resources </li></ul><ul><li>Searching – two sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating – two sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Using information to make informed decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Internet safety & Digital Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism </li></ul>
  13. 13. Youth Information Points <ul><li>Information points situated in schools, colleges and community settings </li></ul><ul><li>Planned, set-up and led by young people </li></ul><ul><li>Young Scot Information Agents training </li></ul><ul><li>Information sensitised to meet needs of local audience </li></ul>
  14. 14. National Entitlement Card Young Scot NEC:32 local editions >> 380,000 cardholders
  15. 15. Summary <ul><li>Young Scot magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Young Scot WOW </li></ul><ul><li>National Youth Information Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Information Points </li></ul>
  16. 16. MORE INFO? <ul><li>Email : [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Web : or </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook : Search for “Young Scot” in “Groups” </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter : @YoungScot </li></ul><ul><li>Phone : 0131 313 2488 or 0808 801 0338 </li></ul>