The “Fun in the Sun” Consultation Summer Project in 2015 took place at the Children’s Rights unit in Neath and was aimed at working with children and young and young people involved with Children’s Social Service Teams living in Neath/Port Talbot. The consultation project was aimed to engage with children and young people in order to promote children’s rights and listen to the voice of the child.
Through consultation children and young people have decided to name the website “My Voice” and designed a new children’s service compliments, complaints and comments leaflet which children and young people have named “Say it Our Way”. An IT Group is also hoped to be set up in the future made of children and young people from across children’s service teams to regularly update the website and to be able to access further information.
Also, whilst on the project children and young people were able to visit the Senedd for a tour and workshop and also visited the Big Pit in Blaenavon as well as taking part in other fun activities. Two children and young people from children’s services have also recently completed training for Neath/ Port Talbot Youth Council and also attended the Swansea University Senedd on tour event.
More recently over October Half Term there has been consultation event with young people on When I’m Ready at the Baglan Bulldogs Development Centre involving young people from Route 16 and also children, young people and families attended a Family “Fun Day” with Sandfields Children’s Services Community Team in partnership with Play Works.
You can download the pictures produced by young people as part of the consultation below:Image 1Image 2Image 3