Young Inspectors Chloe and Angharad met with Mark Isherwood conservative Assembly Member for North Wales to talk to him about the recent work that has been carried out on the refreshed National Participation Standards and how the framework is being used in Cardiff.
Mark was very keen to hear how young people had helped in the new developments and their views on the forth coming National Youth Assembly. Chloe and Angharad were joined by Josh chair of the Young Wales Project Board.
The new revamped National Participation Standards can be seen here on the right and copies can be ordered at:
Seven CYC members represented the youth council at the Young Wales Conference at the Future Inn Hotel in Cardiff Bay in February.
The day was hosted by two young people from the Young Wales Project Board who did a really professional job.
The conference was spilt into different sections including workshops developed by the project board and co delivered alongside professionals.
The interactive workshops covered a range of areas including mental health and well-being, bullying, climate change and school curriculum.
During lunch there was an opportunity for young people to visit stands in the market place as well as have a say on the development of the proposed National Youth Assembly for Wales.
Participants also had the chance to use the photo booth which was very popular indeed!
During the afternoon session there was a video message from Carl Sargeant AM & Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children and a presentation by Professor Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales on her work over the past year.
David Abadir (16), CYC Vice Chair said ‘Not only was the conference good fun, it gave young people from across the country the chance to meet up and discuss the work that they were doing and share ideas’
To finish off the conference there was a question & answer session were young people were able to put questions to a panel, which including the Children’s Commissioner and Assembly Members.