What is the Children & Young People’s Rights Office?
The Children & Young People’s Rights Office works to bring about positive change for children and young people living in Pembrokeshire. We work with lots of different youth forums in Pembrokeshire to enable children and young people to have a voice in decisions made about their lives.
Pembrokeshire Youth Assembly
is facilitated by the Children & Young People’s Rights Office and aims to be the voice of young people in Pembrokeshire by creating opportunities to participate in decision making on issues that impact upon the lives of Pembrokeshire's young people.
Children and young people have a right to be heard and their views and opinions should be listened to when making decisions about services for them and other things that affect their lives.How many people are involved with Pembrokeshire Youth Assembly?
The youth assembly consists of approximately 35 enthusiastic young people from Pembrokeshire who are aged 14-25.How can I become part of the Youth Assembly?
Members are elected onto the Pembrokeshire Youth Assembly from Pembrokeshire’s secondary school councils and youth forums/councils:
Each Youth Forum elects two representatives onto the Youth Assembly.
- Area forums/youth councils are in: Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock, Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Tenby and Neyland
- Young Voices for Choices Youth Forum for young people with disabilities
- Junior Safeguardians (Pembrokeshire’s junior local safeguarding children board)
- Young carers forum
Anyone aged 11 to 25 years can become a member of their Local Youth Forum.
Pembrokeshire Youth Assembly also works at a national level, by electing representatives to the Children & young People’s Assembly for Wales. Young people from the Youth Assembly have also been involved in international youth conferences and events.Need more info?
If you would like any more information about children’s rights or would like more information on getting involved in the Youth Assembly, please contact the Children & Young People’s Rights Office.
Key Staff Contacts:
You can also find out more about The Youth Assembly and their latest news and projects on their official Facebook page: SHPPI/CYPRO
and you can also follow them on their Twitter page: Pembs CYPRO