Young Wales News

Diversity in Democracy project

As a means of increasing young people’s engagement in politics in Wales, the Welsh Government is currently planning a ‘Diversity in Democracy’ project which will launch in September 2015. It gives young people the opportunity to be mentored and shadow a local government councillor for a 12 month period. They will be able to shadow the councillor to meetings and learn about the way in which local authorities work with an aim to giving them the knowledge and confidence to run an election campaign.

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CAFCASS Cymru Participation consultation events

CAFCASS Cymru advise Family Courts upon the best course of action for children in Wales, to ensure that the child’s needs and best interests are met.

CAFCASS are now looking for Children and Young People to attend consultation events in August to help us shape a new plan called ‘Your Voice’.

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Ideas Workshop - Young people wanted for a NEW Anti-bullying Network

Young people from your forum, organisation, project or school chose anti-bullying and hate crime as one of their six priorities to be taken forward by Young Wales. So we would now like to set up a young people’s Anti-bullying Network and to start with an “Ideas Workshop” to explore the key issues and discuss how the Network will work. It will have direct links to the Welsh Government’s All Wales Anti-Bullying Leadership Group, and will be supported by members of the Children in Wales Preventing Bullying Behaviour Group.

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