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Regional Youth Work

See the dates and times of our brand new regional youth groups and projects for young people aged 12 - 25.

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Young Women's Network

Young women to standing together in solidarity against inequalities, poverty, racism, transphobia and oppression.

This group is open to those who identify as a young woman (aged 14-25). 

The Young Women's Network are a group of young people from across the region who aim to create a platform to empower, raise aspirations, build confidence and resilience and take steps towards making meaningful change across our communities for young women.

The Network is up and running with the 1st Young Women's Network event taking place in March 2022 as part of a programme of activities to celebrate International Women's Day 2022. This year, the group have been working with Young Women's Groups from across the UK to create a 4 nations partnership. 

Want to know more or get involved? Click here to let us know you are interested and a youth worker will be in touch soon with more info!


Supporting young people to showcase their true colours!

In 2018, Dumfries and Galloway hosted the National LGBT Gathering for young people and the legacy from this event lives on through the Chameleon's group! Each year the Chameleon's are responsible for hosting a gathering for LGBT young people and allies from across Dumfries and Galloway, the gathering is a safe space for young people to talk about their experiences living in rural Scotland through workshops and activities. Each year, there is an action plan produced that the group take ownership of delivering on throughout the year. 

If you want to get involved in organising activities and projects for LGBT young people and their allies across Dumfries and Galloway, then this is the project for you.Be part of something today and create the change for tommorow! 

You can get in touch with us by e-mailing, calling 01387 260243 or reaching our through direct message on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @YOUTHWORKDG to let us know you are interested in getting involved!

Listen2Us Youth Advocacy Group

Listen2Us is a regional group for young people who are 'care experienced'. This could mean that you've lived in foster, residential, secure or kinship care or it could describe you if you have (or had) a compulsory supervision order (CSO) through a Children's Hearing where you've had extra support at home from social work services. The term is also used to describe people who are care leavers meaning that they are no longer in care. 

This group is all about raising awareness of the experiences of young people who have been 'affected by the care system' and they volunteer their time to improve the services provided to children and young people throughout Dumfries and Galloway. 

If you're interested in knowing more, e-mail, text 07827954588, call 01387 260243 or direct message on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @YOUTHWORKDG to let us know you are interested in getting involved!

D&G Youth Council 

An organisation of young people aged 12-25 from across Dumfries and Galloway who have been elected to represent the voices and experiences of young people throughout the region to local and national decision makers. Find out more information about becoming involved in Dumfries and Galloway Youth Council on our webpage here. The next full-scale elections for the Youth Council inc. Scottish Youth Parliament will take place in November 2023 with the expression of interest phases opening up in August.