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Spotlight Report - Article 31

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales has published a Spotlight Report – Article 31: the right for all children to have rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities and to participate in cultural life and the arts.  This is accompanied by a child and young person friendly online video storyboard which summarises the key messages and findings.

 

The main issues are directed at Local Authorities and include:

* Promoting the right to play and recreation and that the local authority has a key part to play in this; 

* Ensuring that there are arrangements in place for all children and young people to have meaningful opportunities to be involved in decisions that affect them, particularly in relation to the statutory play sufficiency processes.

 

For other organisations who are involved in delivering play, leisure, sport, arts, culture and heritage opportunities across Wales the message is to ensure that the key messages contained in the report are considered within the context of their work and to consider having discussions about adopting a Children’s Rights Approach.

National Children's Day UK: 13 May 2018

Sunday 13th May 2018 is National Children's Day in the UK.

 

The day is dedicated to celebrating the importance of a healthy childhood and protecting the rights and freedoms of children.

 

Around the world the day is celebrated on the 20th of November, the day nominated by the United Nations, but in the UK, the day is held on the 13th of May, the beginning of summer, so that children have the opportunity to get outside.

 

The aim of NCDUK is to encourage as many people as possible to highlight and celebrate the rights and freedoms of children, as well as celebrating the activities of organisations that work to protect and promote the health and well-being of children.

 

To find out about getting involved in NCDUK or the activities that are planned, please visit the NCDUK website here

The Cardiff Children's Literature Festival - April 21-29

 

Calling all book worms…

The Cardiff Children's Literature Festival is back!

April 21st - April 29th

 

The Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival is now in its 6th year, running across two weekends with free school events mid-week. With over 40 ticketed events, FREE craft sessions and an extensive programme of school events running across iconic venues across the city centre including Cardiff Castle, City Hall, National Museum Wales and Cardiff Story.  

 

The festival, aimed predominantly at children ages 3-11, continues to create lifelong readers whilst entertaining and enthusing them about reading. Events include writing workshops, book readings, craft activities, quizzes and games and the occasional appearance of a character or two!

 

Guest authors and illustrators  for include Petr Horáček, Sibéal Pounder, Tom Percival, Catherine Fisher, Huw Aaron, Tom Palmer, Steven Butler and Jonathan Meres to name a few.

 

The festival is produced by City of Cardiff Council, Literature Wales, Cardiff University and National Museum Wales.

 

For more information, please visit: https://www.cardiffkidslitfest.com

Young Wales celebratory event – #CelebrateYW18

Young Wales celebratory event

 

Date: Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Time: 5.30pm – 8pm

Venue: National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP

 

Come and join Young Wales at the FREE Young Wales celebratory event for young people at the National Museum for Wales, Cardiff on Tuesday, 6 March from 5.30pm – 8pm.

 

Young Wales will be highlighting their successes over the last three years and looking forward to the future and what their priorities should be.

 

Young Wales would be delighted to see you there, so come and enjoy an evening of mini-workshops organised by different Forums and groups, some DJing, rapping and lyric writing, magic and circus skills, question time with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales (confirmed) and Huw Irranca Davies AM, Minister for Children and Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner (invited) and some good food and drink.

 

To learn more and to register your young people, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Young Wales

 

Youth Work Excellence Awards 2018

Nominations are now open!

 

The Youth Work Excellence Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate outstanding youth work projects and youth workers from across Wales.

 

In 2018, the Youth Work Excellence Awards evening will take place on Friday 29 June, in Cardiff. Please note, attendance at the evening is by invitation only.

 

Please note: Any nominations not submitted on the correct forms or not in-line with this guidance will not be considered by the judges. Due to the volume of nominations received, you will not be offered the opportunity to resubmit your nomination.

 

We have made changes to the nomination guidance document, categories and nomination forms for 2018. Please ensure you read the nomination guidance document fully prior to completing or submitting any nomination forms.

 

More information, the correct nomination forms and the nomination guidance can be found here: http://gov.wales/topics/educationandskills/skillsandtraining/youth-work/youth-work-excellence-awards-2018/?skip=1&lang=en

 

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