Who Decides and how to be heard?

Trainer – Helen Mary Jones & Christian Webb

Helen Mary Jones 

Helen Mary Jones is best known as along-standing Plaid Cymru Assembly Member and campaigner for equality and social justice.  She has contributed to social rights and social politics in Wales in relation to equal opportunities, tackling abuse against women, and in conjunction with Swansea University , instilled a new Welsh Law ensuring the democratic rights of young people and children.  She serves on the Board of Wales Observatory on the Human Rights of Children and Young people, based at the College of Law and Criminology at Swansea University



Course Date:

please contact if your interested

Course Time:

10am – 4pm


Youth Cymru

Cost: £90

Extra £15 for accreditation



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