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Thoughts from the Celtic IASYM colloquium. #colloquium

I went to the inaugural Celtic IASYM colloquium on Wednesday and Thursday this week. It was generally good, and I enjoyed being there, so here are some thoughts on the event. Venue. It was held in a halls of residence for students at Belfast’s Queens university. So it was basic accommodation, but that’s fine. It […]

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Last night, I was getting ready for bed when I had something approximating an epiphany. It was a thought that popped into my head and made sense of something I had been thinking about “what does the Scottish Government policy document say about this?” I admit that not often have the words epiphany, Scottish Government […]

“We will consider it” Youth ministers in the Church of Scotland. #ga2015

Over the past few days, the Church of Scotland may have decided to do something significant. At General Assembly 2015, (its annual big church meeting), the church decided to consider whether those involved in youth work and youth ministry for the Church of Scotland should be regarded as official ministries of the church. Good. I […]

Twitter, Tr0lls and Hobbes.

Twitter has been in the news recently. The news reports speak of Tr0lls, people who deliberately use the service to shout abuse, issue threats, and insult other users. This morning, Michelle Mone, has been on TV talking to both ITV and BBC about her experience on Twitter. Click here for a report. Within youth work […]

Key documents in Scottish Youthwork Policy

I have recently been scouting around the interweb looking for the key documents in the development of the Scottish youth work sector, since youth work was devolved to the Scottish Government (since 1999). They are all there on the interweb, but they are all over the place, having done the searching and found the pdf […]