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Youth Work Plan

Youth work plan 2020

An action plan to improve youth work services for young people in North Lanarkshire has been agreed.

The North Lanarkshire Youth Work Plan has been developed by our Youth Team to focus on boosting recovery and enhancing services for young people following the outbreak of coronavirus.

Working closely with partners including Culture and Leisure NL, education services, Police Scotland, NHS Lanarkshire and the voluntary sector, the Youth Team will develop STEM, fitness, health and well-being, social responsibility, arts and crafts and digital themed workshops and learning as well as many other activities to support children and young people.

The detailed action plan will help with some of the council's key priorities including improving economic opportunities and outcomes, supporting all children and young people to realise their full potential and improve health and wellbeing in communities.

Des Murray, Chief Executive of the council said:"The development of this plan is a major step forward for our youth services. 

"Young people have been massively impacted by Covid-19 with disruption to their education, leisure activities and interactions with their friends and family being restricted. Now, more than ever, youth work plays a vital role in providing support to young people, alongside opportunities for engagement, participation, learning and skills development.

"I know that youth workers have continued to support our most vulnerable communities throughout recent months, and with this plan they will continue to do so, targeting those young people most at need."

The 2020 Youth Work Plan can be viewed at


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