Youth & Criminal Justice in Scotland- Online Resource

Skills Development Scotland and other partners working in community justice were recently involved in work with the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice at Strathclyde University delivering a series of briefing sessions on the new online resource which is available here.

Over 75 careers practitioners were involved in the sessions which provided an excellent overview of the complexities, routes and terminology involved in the criminal justice system for young people. The online resource has also proved to be a very effective tool in practice and it has helped advisers in supporting career planning discussions with young people who have experienced the justice system.

Volunteer Opportunities at the MoonWalk Scotland 2017

Join the wonderful Volunteer Team to support thousands of women and men walking an overnight marathon in aid of breast cancer…a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and help raise millions of pounds in one night!

Date: Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June 2017.

Location: Holyrood Park, EH8 8HG

Times and roles:

o   Overnight Crew

  • The earliest volunteers start at 7.30pm, the latest start at 11pm and last roughly 8 hours each
  • Example roles: Baggage Team, Route Marshal, Finish Line

o   Morning Crew

Buddies Community Cycling Hub

Buddies is looking to create a permanent home for a cycling hub. Since establishing their cycling programme they have successfully trained leaders and taught people how to ride two and three wheeler bikes. Buddies have bikes available and families have taken these for days out using the Dumfries cycle tracks and others who do not own bikes have been able to access the activity to see if it is for them. Cycling is a great social activity and helping to lessen social isolation is one of Buddies outcomes.

Scottish Government and NHS Scotland - Manchester Incident - Reassuring our Children and Young People

Following the recent tragic events in Manchester, the Scottish Government has issued a communication regarding support available for children and young people.

In addition, NHS Scotland has highlighted resources to support individuals who have been involved in or affected by a traumatic incident.

There are two leaflets, the first (click here) is aimed at adults and provides information on how people may feel in the days and months ahead, and helps to understand and have more control of their experience.

The second leaflet (click here) set out additional information to assist people in supporting children who may be struggling with the impact of such an event.

Volunteer Opportunities with Alzheimer Scotland

Could you spare a few hours a week or even just a few hours a year to help make sure nobody faces dementia alone?

Alzheimer Scotland have volunteering opportunities in day care, community groups and fundraising. Full training and support will be provided.

For more infomation please contact Clare Stroyan (service manager) at or call 01776 889181.