Youth Cymru Receive National Quality Mark for Youth Work

Youth Cymru Receive National Quality Mark for Youth Work


We have proudly received the Quality Mark for Youth Work (QMYW) in Wales.  

Administered by the Education Workforce Council (EWC), the QMYW is a national award which supports and recognises improving standards in the provision and performance of organisations that deliver youth work services.  

Delivering high-quality youth services has never been more critical, and Youth Cymru always wants to provide the best possible service it can. Receiving the silver and bronze quality mark demonstrates our commitment to delivering a high-quality service that meets the needs of young people across Wales. It also further assures young people, their parents and carers, funders, partner organisations and other stakeholders that Youth Cymru deliver safe and high-quality youth work services. 

Emma Chivers, Chair at Youth Cymru, said;  

“To achieve this national award, Youth Cymru were assessed against a set of high-quality standards and an external assessment set by the EWC. Successfully achieving this award demonstrates the fantastic young people and staff we work alongside and their commitment to supporting young people across Wales.

“We would also like to thank our team, board, and members who continue to champion and support our work. This award is just the beginning of an extremely exciting year ahead for us.”

To achieve this national award, Youth Cymru demonstrated the following:  

To achieve the bronze, Youth Cymru demonstrated that they have appropriate leadership and governance, effective monitoring and evaluation processes, are safe, and act within a legal framework of policies. They also showed that they provide a welcoming and safe environment for young people accessing trusted, skilled staff and volunteers.

In achieving the silver, Youth Cymru demonstrated that they promote inclusive practice, celebrate equality and diversity, plan their provision to meet the needs of young people, ensure that activities make an impact on young people and their outcomes, and deliver their services by an appropriately experienced and qualified workforce who involve young people in decision-making.

You can read the full press release from EWC here.