Young Wales News

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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National Assembly consultations

The Petitions Committee are currently holding a review of the National Assembly for Wales’ Petitions system. They want to know whether the amount of signatures is correct, should Assembly Members be allowed to submit a petition and whether there should be a minimum age to submit a petition.

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Participation Workers update: MEIC

Meic is the first national advocacy, information and advice helpline of its kind providing children and young people with a single point of contact via freephone, instant messaging and text. Funded by Welsh Government, Meic has been fully operational as a 24/7 service since January 2011.

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