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Launch of the refreshed National Participation Standards

Launch of the refreshed National Participation Standards


On 20 November, Young Wales, the participation initiative at Children in Wales, is launching a refreshed version of the Children and Young People's National Participation Standards.


The Standards identify the key issues that all workers should be aware of when working with children and young people in Wales. They are underpinned by the United National Convention of the Rights of the Child, and the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act.


The launch marks Universal Children's Day, which celebrates the anniversary of the UN General Assembly adopting both the declaration and the convention on children's rights. It is a day to promote awareness of children's welfare worldwide.


The National Participation Standards were originally developed by the Participation Unit, and were refreshed by a partnership between Youth Forum workers and Young Wales. The work was informed by consultations with young people.


The work was supported by the Welsh Government, who identified the role of the Participation Standards in guidance. The Standards are also underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, which puts the involvement of children at the heart of improving well-being.


A kite mark and charter have now also been developed for organisations to show they are working to these standards.


You can find out more about the Standards here . You can join in the conversation about Universal Children's Day on social media using #KidsTakeOver

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Discounted Bus Travel for Younger People in Wales

The Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure launched a consultation on Tuesday 10 October: and will run until 4 January 2018.


The consultation is about how the MyTravelPass scheme for younger people can be developed and delivered in the future to encourage more young people to use the bus to meet their daily travel needs. Details of the consultation paper and response form can be found at:




Please share this information with your networks and encourage them to respond.

Striking the Right Balance: Proposals for a Welsh Language Bill

The Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language has published a White Paper

‘Striking the right balance: proposals for a Welsh Language Bill’



A copy is available at the below link:



The Welsh Government will be arranging engagement events to discuss the White Paper in September and October and will make sure your receive the necessary details.

Do you know your rights?


Meic, the helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales, has released a new interactive video, to help children and young people to get a better understanding of their rights, and what they can do if they aren’t being listened to.


To view the interactive video, please click here


You can follow the video campaign from 24 July 2017 on Meic’s Facebook (@meic.cymru), Twitter (@meiccymru) and Instagram (@meic.cymru).

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