Scrutiny Committee Updates

New representatives from CYC sit on strategic boards in Cardiff Council

AIT staff and CYC members would like to congratulate Eshaan Rajesh for becoming the latest CYC member to represent children and young people on the Economy & Culture Scrutiny Committee (E&CSC) and  Mia John for the same on the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee (C&YPSC).  The role of the Economy & Culture Scrutiny Committee is to scrutinise, measure and actively promote improvement in the Council’s performance in the provision of services and compliance with Council policies, aims and objectives in the area of economic regeneration including:

  • Cardiff City Region City Deal
  • Inward Investment and the marketing of Cardiff
  • Economic Strategy & Employment
  • European Funding & Investment
  • Small to Medium Support
  • Cardiff Harbour Authority
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Leisure Centres
  • Sports Development
  • Parks & Green Spaces
  • Libraries, Arts & Culture
  • Civic Buildings
  • Events & Tourism
  • Strategic Projects
  • Innovation & Technology Centres
  • Local Training & Enterprise’ 

Whilst the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee looks at:

  • School Improvement
  • Schools Organisation
  • School Support Services
  • Education Welfare & Inclusion
  • Early Years Development
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Governor Services
  • Children’s Social Services
  • Children & Young Peoples Partnership
  • Youth Services and Justice
  • Play Services

Both Committees have roles…

  • To assess the impact of partnerships with an resources and services provided by external organisations including the Welsh Government, joint local government services, Welsh Government Sponsored Public Bodies and quasi-departmental non-governmental bodies on the effectiveness of Council service delivery.
  • To report to an appropriate Cabinet or Council meeting on its findings and to make recommendations on measures which may enhance Council performance and service delivery in this area.

For more information visit: https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/Your-Council/Councillors-and-meetings/Scrutiny/Pages/default.aspx

Diweddariadau’r Pwyllgor Craffu

Cynrychiolwyr newydd o CIC yn eistedd ar byrddau strategol yn Nghyngor Caerdydd

Hoffai staff TCA ac aelodau CIC longyfarch Eshaan Rajesh am ddod yr aelod CIC diweddaraf i gynrychioli plant a phobl ifanc ar Bwyllgor Craffu Economi a Diwylliant A Mia John am wneud yr un peth ar Bwyllgor Craffu Plant a Phobl Ifanc.

Rôl y Pwyllgor Craffu Economi a Diwylliant yw craffu, mesur a mynd ati i hyrwyddo gwelliant ym mherfformiad y Cyngor wrth ddarparu gwasanaethau a chydymffurfio â pholisïau, nodau ac amcanion y Cyngor yn y maes adfywio economaidd, gan gynnwys:

  • Bargen Ddinesig Prifddinas-Ranbarth Caerdydd
  • Mewnfuddsoddi a marchnata Caerdydd
  • Strategaeth Economaidd a Chyflogaeth
  • Cyllid Ewropeaidd a Buddsoddi
  • Cymorth Bach i Ganolig
  • Awdurdod Harbwr Caerdydd
  • Dysgu Gydol Oes
  • Canolfannau Hamdden
  • Datblygu Chwaraeon
  • Parciau a Mannau Gwyrdd
  • Llyfrgelloedd, y Celfyddydau a Diwylliant
  • Adeiladau Dinesig
  • Digwyddiadau a Thwristiaeth
  • Prosiectau Strategol
  • Canolfannau Arloesedd a Thechnoleg
  • Hyfforddiant a Menter Leol

Ac mae’r Pwyllgor Craffu Plant a Phobl Ifanc yn trafod y canlynol:

  • Gwella Ysgolion
  • Trefniadaeth Ysgolion
  • Gwasanaethau Cymorth i Ysgolion
  • Lles a Chynhwysiad Addysg
  • Datblygiad yn y Blynyddoedd Cynnar
  • Anghenion Addysgol Arbennig
  • Gwasanaethau Llywodraethwyr
  • Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol Plant
  • Partneriaeth Plant a Phobl Ifanc
  • Gwasanaethau a Chyfiawnder Ieuenctid
  • Gwasanaethau Chwarae

Mae gan y ddau Bwyllgor y rolau canlynol:

  • Asesu effaith partneriaethau ar adnoddau a gwasanaethau a ddarperir gan sefydliadau allanol gan gynnwys Llywodraeth Cymru, gwasanaethau llywodraeth leol ar y cyd, Cyrff Cyhoeddus a Noddir gan Lywodraeth Cymru a chyrff lled-adrannol anllywodraethol ar effeithiolrwydd gwasanaethau’r Cyngor.
  • Adrodd mewn cyfarfod Cabinet neu Gyngor priodol ar ei ganfyddiadau a gwneud argymhellion ar fesurau a allai wella perfformiad y Cyngor a’r ffordd y mae’n cyflenwi gwasanaethau yn y maes hwn.

Am ragor o wybodaeth ewch i: https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/CYM/Eich-Cyngor/Cynghorwyr-a-chyfarfodydd/Craffu/Pages/default.aspx

The iSay programme has gone remote!

Interactive presentations have been redeveloped to be suitable as teaching tools. Easy to follow themes currently available are:

  • Children’s Rights (featuring a bespoke quiz, this presentation covers all the basics of the UNCRC.)
  • Local Democracy (this presentation look at 4 stages of democracy; community, local authority, devolved and UK wide including the young person equivalents
  • School Councils (covers why school councils exist, how to make them function and other ways of capturing pupil voice)

Bespoke versions can also be adapted, simply get in touch.

Mae’r rhaglen iSay nawr ar waith o bell!

Mae cyflwyniadau rhyngweithiol wedi’u hailddatblygu i fod yn addas fel offer i athrawon. Y themâu hawdd eu dilyn sydd ar gael ar hyn o bryd yw:

  • Hawliau Plant (sy’n cynnwys cwis pwrpasol; mae’r cyflwyniad hwn yn trafod holl hanfodion CCUHP.)
  • Democratiaeth Leol (mae’r cyflwyniad hwn yn edrych ar 4 cam o ddemocratiaeth; cymuned, awdurdod lleol, datganoledig a’r DU gyfan, gan gynnwys pethau cyfatebol i bobl ifanc)
  • Cynghorau Ysgol (yn trafod pam mae cynghorau ysgol yn bodoli, sut i wneud iddynt weithio a ffyrdd eraill o wrando ar lais y disgybl)

Gellir addasu fersiynau pwrpasol hefyd – cysylltwch â ni.

MindHub

Alongside the three new priorities of CYC, MindHub and young people’s mental health and wellbeing continues to be a priority to CYC with dedicated monthly sessions and fresh new ideas!

The young people have created promotional videos to advertise MindHub to schools, Youth service and across various social media platforms to raise awareness to young people of the support available, whilst also looking at small website developments and changes. This included updating the CYC webpage so you can now find MindHub from our main webpage.

The group have had the pleasure to meet with resilience workers to develop training packages around mental health and wellbeing for young people and staff. During this time they also supported the resilience staff in ideas around creating “ICare box’s” that could be used to support people during the Coronavirus pandemic with their mental health. The group will also be influential in the development of training packages for staff and young people around various key themes identified relating to young people’s mental health in Cardiff.

In addition to working with the resilience staff the group have been in discussion to work with the Young Creators Group at the start of the new year, potentially to create a Q+A session around mental health in Cardiff and specifically how MindHub can support young people and why it was made.

There are many exciting ideas in development for MindHub, some that you can expect to see in the coming New Year!

Hyb Meddwl

Yn ogystal â thair blaenoriaeth newydd Cyngor Ieuenctid Caerdydd, mae Hyb Meddwl ac iechyd meddwl a lles pobl ifanc yn parhau i fod yn flaenoriaeth i’r Grŵp Cefnogi Plant gyda sesiynau misol pwrpasol a syniadau blaengar newydd!

Mae’r bobl ifanc wedi creu fideos hyrwyddo i hysbysebu Hyb Meddwl gerbron ysgolion, y gwasanaeth ieuenctid ac ar draws gwahanol lwyfannau cyfryngau cymdeithasol i godi ymwybyddiaeth i bobl ifanc o’r cymorth sydd ar gael, wrth ystyried mân ddatblygiadau a newidiadau i wefannau bach ar yr un pryd. Roedd hyn yn cynnwys diweddaru tudalen we CIC fel y gallwch nawr ddod o hyd i Hyb Meddwl o’n prif dudalen we.

Cafodd y grŵp y pleser o gwrdd â gweithwyr gwydnwch i ddatblygu pecynnau hyfforddi ynglŷn ag iechyd meddwl a lles i bobl ifanc a staff. Yn ystod y cyfnod hwn, roeddent hefyd yn cefnogi’r staff gwydnwch gyda syniadau ynghylch creu “blychau ICare” y gellid eu defnyddio i gefnogi pobl gyda’u hiechyd meddwl yn ystod pandemig y coronafeirws. Bydd y grŵp hefyd yn ddylanwadol wrth ddatblygu pecynnau hyfforddi ar gyfer staff a phobl ifanc o amgylch themâu allweddol amrywiol a nodwyd sy’n ymwneud ag iechyd meddwl pobl ifanc yng Nghaerdydd.

Yn ogystal â gweithio gyda’r staff gwydnwch, mae’r grŵp wedi bod yn trafod gweithio gyda’r Grŵp Creawdwyr Ifanc ar ddechrau’r flwyddyn newydd, o bosibl i greu sesiwn Holi ac Ateb ynghylch iechyd meddwl yng Nghaerdydd ac yn benodol sut y gall Hyb Meddwl gefnogi pobl ifanc a pham y cafodd ei greu.

Mae llawer o syniadau cyffrous yn cael eu datblygu ar gyfer Hyb Meddwl, rhai y gallwch ddisgwyl eu gweld yn y flwyddyn newydd sydd ar ddod!

CYC Environment Subgroup 2019-20

We are excited to share with you the work of Cardiff Youth Council’s 2019-20 Environment Subgroup.

The group has worked collaboratively to pool the most sustainable businesses around Cardiff, charging points for electric cars and charity shops into 1 resource. We would like to particularly thank Eshaan Rajesh for all of the hard work he put into this, especially during the lockdown.

*Disclaimer* This work began prior to the COVID-19 pandemic therefore some information could be/become quickly outdated.

CYC’s Vegan Discovery Challenge

Welcome to CYC’s Vegan Discovery Challenge – we’re really excited to share this with all of you! This has been created with the aim to help make veganism more accessible to a larger group of people and so, we are challenging you to try out brand new vegan recipes from some categories. Try something new, take a picture, and tag us on social media! We’re really looking forward to seeing what you create.
There are 7 sections to this challenge:

  • Vegan Wraps
  • Vegan Pasta
  • Vegan Pizza
  • Vegan Desserts
  • Vegan Soups
  • Vegan International Foods
  • Vegan Sides


If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some recipes (some from online and other created by CYC members themselves) that you can try out.

Her Darganfod Figan CIC


Croeso i Her Darganfod Figan CIC – rydym yn hapus iawn o gael rhannu hyn gyda chi i gyd! Crëwyd hyn gyda’r nod o helpu i wneud figaniaeth yn fwy hygyrch i grŵp mwy o bobl ac felly, rydym yn eich herio i roi cynnig ar ryseitiau figan newydd sbon o ambell gategori. Rhowch gynnig ar rywbeth newydd, tynnwch lun, a thagiwch ni ar y cyfryngau cymdeithasol! Rydym yn edrych ymlaen yn fawr at weld beth grëwch chi.
Mae 7 adran i’r her hon:

  • Tortillas Figan
  • Pasta Figan
  • Pizza Figan
  • Pwdinau Figan
  • Cawl Figan
  • Bwydydd Rhyngwladol Figan
  • Pytiau Ychwanegol Figan

Os ydych chi’n chwilio am ysbrydoliaeth, dyma ryseitiau (rhai o’r rhyngrwyd ac eraill a grëwyd gan aelodau CIC eu hunain) y gallwch roi cynnig arnynt.

Child Friendly Cities Updates

Cardiff Summer Ideas Challenge

Child friendly Cardiff are giving children and young people the exciting opportunity to engage with the Cardiff Summer Ideas Challenge (see poster below).

We need your ideas that will shape our city and make it an even better place to live, learn and work.

Send your ideas to the pool of problem-solving!

Email them to childfriendlycardiff@cardiff.gov.uk or post them on our Facebook page. We will make sure all your ideas find their way into the pool so our planners and partners can check them out!

Building a Child Friendly Cardiff and Vale Symposium

Back in March, the Cardiff Child Friendly City Team arranged a very successful event, which saw 234 people attend. Our ‘Building a Child Friendly Cardiff and Vale’ symposium had a mix of 141 professionals, 79 young people and 14 teachers. It was hosted at Cardiff City Stadium with attendance from UNICEF and Children’s Commissioner for Wales.

We were delighted with the success of the event and hope it will lead to future opportunities to work together, ensuring that children and young people’s voices are heard.

Diweddariadau Dinasoedd sy’n Da i Blant

Her Haf Syniadau Caerdydd

Mae Caerdydd sy’n Dda i Blant yn rhoi cael cyfle cyffrous i blant a phobl ymgysylltu â Her Syniadau’r Haf Caerdydd. (Gweler y poster isod)

Mae angen eich syniadau arnom a fydd yn llunio ein dinas ac yn ei gwneud yn lle hyd yn oed yn well i fyw, dysgu a gweithio.

Anfonwch eich syniadau i’r gronfa datrys problemau! E-bostiwch nhw i caerdyddsynddaiblant@caerdydd.gov.uk

neu postiwch nhw ar ein tudalen Facebook. Byddwn yn sicrhau bod eich holl syniadau yn cyrraedd y gronfa fel bod ein cynllunwyr a’n partneriaid yn gallu edrych arnynt.

Symposiwm Creu Caerdydd a’r Fro sy’n Dda i Blant

Yn ôl ym mis Mawrth, trefnodd Dinas sy’n Dda i Blant ddigwyddiad llwyddiannus iawn, a fynychwyd gan 234 o bobl.  Roedd gan ein Symposiwm ‘Creu Caerdydd a’r Fro sy’n Dda i Blant’ gymysgedd o 141 o weithwyr proffesiynol, 79 o bobl ifanc ac 14 o athrawon. Fe’i cynhaliwyd yn Stadiwm Dinas Caerdydd ac roedd UNICEF a Chomisiynydd Plant Cymru yn bresennol.

Roeddem wrth ein boddau â llwyddiant y digwyddiad ac rydym yn gobeithio y bydd yn arwain at gyfleoedd yn y dyfodol i gydweithio, gan sicrhau bod lleisiau plant a phobl ifanc yn cael eu clywed.