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About

Our Mission

LAYC will champion, grow and strengthen the quality of youth and children’s work by supporting our Members to provide positive opportunities for children and young people.

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We’re a

Connector

We take the ideas, challenges and concerns of youth and children’s groups and share them with others. We connect them with advice, support, training and information. Sometimes we take information from some audiences that may be complex or challenging and fill the gaps, simplify and deliver it in the way that’s right for them.

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We’re a

facilitator

We make things happen for our member groups in a number of ways. We hold a vast amount
of knowledge about youth and children’s work, and we work hard to make that available to our member groups in various ways. We connect people at the right time, in the right way. We provide the expertise people need to overcome complex challenges and fulfil their roles. We help people access training and development. And we even offer physical space for people to use.

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We’re a

champion

We’re proud of be a voice for our member groups who are often too small to have the resources to be heard. We understand organisations and individuals, and take time to discover the things they need. We can represent them in arenas they would otherwise never have access to. And, of course, everything we do is about enhancing provisions for children and young people in the Lothians. 

‘Between the Lines’

Our understanding of both youth and children’s work and workers, and local government and legislation means we have a unique vantage point from which we can support our member groups and work to the benefit of children and young people across the Lothians. 

We act as a conduit – joining up people and  ideas from different perspectives within our sector. We act as connectors, taking sometimes complex or detailed information and presenting it in a form that’s right for our member groups. 

We are a repository of knowledge and information about children and youth work, which comes from our experience, expertise and trusted partnerships with other organisations. And we’re champions; a voice for the benefits of children’s and youth work across the Lothians. 

We go places and have access to people who would otherwise be out of reach for some of our members, and we use that platform to do the most good for the greatest number.

We use our voice to affect opinion, and we bring all the positive outcomes of membership of our organisation to more people – helping our established members and attracting more groups into membership.

It’s our unique position and our ability to read between the lines that allows us to do all this for the benefit of children and young people across the Lothians.

Our Mission

Our understanding of both youth and children’s work and workers, and local government and legislation means we have a unique vantage point from which we can support our member groups and work to the benefit of children and young people across the Lothians. 

We act as a conduit – joining up people and  ideas from different perspectives within our sector. We act as connectors, taking sometimes complex or detailed information and presenting it in a form that’s right for our member groups. 

We are a repository of knowledge and information about children and youth work, which comes from our experience, expertise and trusted partnerships with other organisations. And we’re champions; a voice for the benefits of children’s and youth work across the Lothians. 

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