Who Decides

A Parliament for Young People Workshops

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Youth Cymru has received funding from Parliament’s Education Service to inform, engage and empower young people to understand, and get involved in, Parliament, politics and democracy. We will be delivering workshops to young people on the Houses of Parliament and how decisions are made in Westminster, as well as on devolution and the National Assembly.

The workshop activities will empower young people to recognise how their everyday lives and experiences are shaped by politics and how they can affect change in their communities locally, nationally and internationally.

If you are interested in finding out more about the project, please contact Lizzy Fauvel on lizzy@youthcymru.org.uk / 01443 827840

For free resources and more information about the Houses of Parliament, please visit http://www.parliament.uk/education/




Money for Life is delivered by Youth Cymru in partnership with UK Youth and The Mix and funded by Lloyds Banking Group to inspire a generation to make the most of their money.

Find out more by visiting moneyforlife.org.uk or by following @MoneyForLifeUK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


If you have any questions about the programme, or are interested in becoming a Money for Life Hub in Wales, contact: Mel Ryan, Development Manager on mel@youthcymru.org.uk of call 01443827840

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Safeguarding Course

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Course Details:

This training course runs over two days and will support participants in developing their understanding of how to safeguard children and young people in a variety of contexts. IIntended to promote and develop the understanding of individuals of safeguarding issues the training responds to specific organisational contexts enabling practitioners to work more effectively and responsively within a safeguarding framework.


The training will cover:

  • Current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety.
  • The roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in the context of own work setting.
  • The steps practitioners can take to protect themselves from allegations and complaints within their everyday practice in a work setting.
  • Ways in which concerns about poor practice can be reported whilst ensuring that whistle-blowers and those whose practice or behaviour is being questioned are protected.
  • Way of accessing support where concerns have not been addressed.
  • The characteristics of different types of child abuse
  • Actions to take in response to evidence (including allegations) or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed (including self-harm) or bullied or maybe at risk of harm abuse or bullying.

A description of the principles and boundaries of confidentiality and when to share information

Learning Outcomes:

This course will enable you to:

      • Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety.
      • Understand how to safeguard children, young people and practitioners in a work setting.
      • Know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed or bullies.


The accreditation is optional.
Learners will be provided with face to face guidance and support during the training sessions and distance tutoring support whilst written assignments are delivered. The course requires participants to engage in reflection on their own individual practice, hence there will be a focus on current experience and an exploration of future development and associated organisational, professional and individual needs.

Accreditation details:

Awarding Body: Agored Cymru
Title: Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
Code: PT22CY071
Level: 2
Credit: 3

Current Course Dates:

Session 1: 2nd March 2017

Session 2: TBC

Course Time:

10am – 4pm


Youth Cymru

Cost, Assessment and Accreditation:The cost of this course is at a discounted rate of £40.00 per participant. To provide this cut price training opportunity accreditation for participants is obligatory and we will be obliged to charge any unaccredited attendance at the full course rate of £160. The accreditation will require a written assignment that will be sent electronically after the two training days. Distance tutor support is provided to allow for successful completion.

To book your place click here

This courses is also available for organisations. For more details about commissioning this training for your team email: training@youthcymru.org.uk

Great Photos of Midnight Skate!

Here are our photos at our Midnight Skate 2016! We had a great night with over 430 young people attending.  The New Venue was amazing and everyone thouroughly enjoyed themselves.  Hoping for a bigger and better event next year on 1st December 2017!

Thank you to Sarasota for the entertainment.  If anyone is interested in the Open Mic this year please contact us.  Great to see young people engaged with our Youth Stalls, so thank you to Ash Wales, Drugaid and Meic.

Midnight Skate 2016 (1)

Any feedback or ideas – please contact wenna@youthcymru.org.uk

Train the Trainer Course – Book NOW

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Who Decides and how to be heard?
Course Date:


Course Time:

10am – 4pm


Youth Cymru


This course provides an opportunity for participant to learn how young people’s policy is made and how it can be influenced.

This training can be accredited by Agored Cymru Unit: Influencing Young People’s Policy and Decision-Making, Level: Two
Credit Value: 1


The training will cover:

·         Where young people’s policies are created and who the decision makers are in relation to those policies.

·         How policy impacts on young people and those working with those young people

·         The link between policy making and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

·         How good practice influences policy decisions that affect young people.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will:

·         Know the decision-makers in relation to young people’s policy.

·         Know the relationships between policy development and young people.

·         Know how good practice affects young people’s policy making.

Assessment and Accreditation:

Accreditation for participants is optional. Those opting for certification will be able to gain a Level 2 accreditation in Influencing Young People’s Policy and Decision Making, Level 2, Credit 1. It will require the submission of written assignment, details of which will be sent electronically after the training course. Distance tutor support is provided to allow for successful completion.

Accreditation comes at an additional cost.

Further Information:

For further details about the course please contact Julia Griffiths at Julia@youthcymru.org.uk