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Young Person's Guarantee – Phase 1: activity plan

This Young Person's Guarantee activity plan will be updated at regular points to account for progress made and future activity to be prioritised as part of the Guarantee.

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Contents
Young Person's Guarantee – Phase 1: activity plan
1. Engagement and Creating Opportunities

1. Engagement and Creating Opportunities

Activity

Delivery Partner(s)

Other Key Stakeholders / Sectors

Key Responsibilities

Key Outcomes

1.1 Communications and Engagement

SDS

Local government

Communcations subgroup

Young people

Employers

Equality groups

Colleges

DYW Groups

Public

Engage with young people, employers and partners to establish a streamlined way of communicating messaging on the Guarantee.

Develop an umbrella brand for the Guarantee with an effective web presence that is accessible and meets all our equality obligations.

Communicate the successes of the Guarantee through telling the stories of businesses and young people.

Young people and employers are able to access the Guarantee through a digital portal, and are supported to make use of all available opportunities.

There is a 'no wrong door' approach in operation where delivery partners work collectively to connect young people to opportunites.

That the successes of the Guarantee are communicated and visible.

1.2 Young Person's Journey

Young Scot

Intercultural Youth Scotland

Young people

Equality groups

Other youth organisations such as Youth Link, Barnardos, Close the Ga

Local government

Ensuring that young people are at the heart of the Guarantee.

Develop the Young Person's Journey by engaging with young people and third sector organisations, and take into account the barriers (such as poverty and digital exclusion) faced by young people (particularly intersectional young people, young Black people, young people of colour, young disabled people, young women, and minority groups).

Consultations to develop this work are undertaken in safe environments, and led by groups who effectively engage with young people.

Young people are better supported to access and navigate the system, with clearer pathways to work and opportunities.

Ensure young people know which options are avaliable to them and how they can access them.

Develop a person centered approach to the Guarantee in alignment with the principles of No One Left Behind in order to ensure pathways to fair and sustainable employment.

Young people are placed at the front and centre of both design and delivery to ensure their voice is embedded throughout the system.

1.3 Employer Journey

DYW

Local government

Employers

Young people

Third sector

Equality groups

DWP

Develop Employer Journey through employer engagement and leadership. This will further involve engagement with DWP, the third sector and equality groups.

Employers are better supported to engage with the Young Person's Guarantee as it is simpler to understand the employer ask.

Employers are clearer on how to provide opportunities and who to engage with to support young people.

Employers are supported to adopt and embed fair and inclusive workplace practices to eliminate discrimination and structural racism. There will also be support to advance equity of opportunity for young people (particularly young intersectional people, young Black people, young people of colour, young disabled people, young women, and minority groups).

1.4 Career Advice Model

SDS

Young people

Employers

Third sector

Colleges

Universities

Equality groups

Further develop career advice service in line with the recommendations made in the interim report.

Ensure the continued delivery of the current all-age careers information, advice and guidance service in Scotland, and that the service meets the needs of all users especially those facing barriers to employment.

Develop options to integrate the industry led DYW network with the wider career offer.

There will be a highly visible, consistent, and accessible careers advice service with skilled practictioners for young people.

There will be greater alignment with existing support mechanisms such as the DYW network.

There will be an approach to promoting fair and equitable access to opportunities whilst challenging inequalities, such as structural racism and digital exclusion.

1.5 Creating Opportunities and Demand

SG

Employer Groups

Local government

Employers

Third sector

Schools

Colleges

Universities

Equality groups

Young people

All levels of Government to consider the cost to society of not affording young people with opportunites, particularly those who need most support (including those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, intersectional young people, young Black people, young people of colour, young disabled people, young women, and minority groups).

All levels of Government will work with delivery partners (including employer groups, education partners and the third sector) to create a wide range of valuable opportunites for young people to mitigate this cost.

The number of new opportunities created will be measured with a clear understanding of the value, range and types of opportunites avaliable.


Contact

Email: pauline.mcdonald@gov.scot