Council and Young Scot Join Forces
Tuesday 29th May 2012
Clackmannanshire Council and Young Scot are to join forces in the aim of raising the profile of the Young Scot locally and develop the national reward scheme.
Alan Milliken, Depute Head of Education of Clackmannanshire and Stirling Councils and Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot each give a presentation at the Bowmar Centre, Alloa on Monday, 28th May.
Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive at Young Scot, said: "Young Scot is delighted to sign this partnership agreement together with Clackmannanshire Council. It's more important than ever before that agencies work together so that young people can access the best services and most reliable information possible.
"This supports them to make the most of their lives and take advantage of the opportunities available to them, locally, nationally and globally.
"We look forward to continuing to work closely with colleagues at Clackmannanshire Council, as well as their Community Planning partners, to ensure young people are active, healthy, safe and respected."
Louise and Mr Millikin then carried out the official signing, forming a partnership between the Council and Young Scot, watched by Clackmannanshire Council Leader, Councillor Gary Womersley,
Councillor Womersley said: "It is the aim of the Council through this partnership to develop the national reward scheme and at the same time help raise the overall profile of Young Scot in Clackmannanshire.
"Dialogue Youth is Young Scot's local authority partnership network and Clackmannanshire Council has been an integral part of this national partnership for over 10 years.
"It has gained both national and international recognition as best practice in informing and engaging young people and resulted in some ground-breaking information and engagement work in local communities, including Clackmannanshire, and across the country. We are confident that this new partnership can take this work to an even higher level."
Since 2002, Young Scot has been working closely with Scottish Government, COSLA, The Improvement Service, all 32 Local Authorities and their community planning partners through Dialogue Youth.
The Dialogue Youth partnership ensures that Young Scot is accessible, relevant and flexible at a local level, reaching young people in the heart of their communities.
The partnership between Young Scot and Clackmannanshire Council will help inform young people on key topic areas, such as health, employment and financial capability, encourage and support young people to access local services and help engage them in shaping local service design and delivery.
As Community Planning Partnerships continue to develop, Young Scot provides an opportunity for a focused and supportive approach as a contribution to the delivery of public services for young people, with those young people actively involved in shaping future direction and development.
It provides opportunities to deliver national and local outcomes by contributing to the achievement of Single Outcome Agreements building onto the Scottish Government/ Local Councils' Concordat.