Evaluation, Impact and Outcomes: What does it mean for us?

In view of long-standing aims and recent comments by the Minister for the Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning regarding the need to strengthen evidence- based youth work, workshops organised jointly by WISERD and CWVYS in May 2018 sought to re-start a Welsh national discussion...
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Making international experiences more inclusive

This Youth Work Week has been an opportunity to celebrate youth workers and young people, to showcase the great projects our members work on, and, above all enjoy! During the week I’ve had the chance to see some excellent examples of youth work across sectors in Wales, from the...
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CYPE Committee to debate in Plenary

You may remember that the Welsh Assembly’s Children, Young people and Education Committee recently published the report on the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People. The Committee has requested a Plenary debate – which is an opportunity for all Assembly...
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Support Youth Work Week

Every year Youth Work Week in Wales takes place between June 23 and June 30 (add the dates to your calendar/diary!) National Event and Social Media The Youth Work National Showcase Event will take place 10.30-2pm 26 June at Pier Head, Cardiff. Twenty two youth work organisations...
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Wales Youth Parliament

Today marks the launch of the voter registration drive for a new Welsh Youth Parliament People aged between 11 and 18 can register to vote in online elections to be held over three weeks in November. The Assembly’s Presiding Officer Elin Jones said the body would allow...
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Tackling mental health issues among young people must be a national priority says CYPE committee.

​Tackling mental health issues and building resilient, emotionally and mentally healthy children and young people must now be a stated national priority for the Welsh Government, a National Assembly committee has said. The Children, Young People and Education Committee identifies...
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Association of Youth Workers Cymru Launch

The Association of Youth Workers Cymru is an independent organisation that works collaboratively with youth workers across Wales. Members share their expertise and knowledge for the benefit of young people, whilst supporting professional development and youth work practice....
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Interim Youth Work Board

The recruitment process for the appointment of the Chair to the Interim Youth Work Board is underway. Further information including ‘How to Apply’ can be found at: Appointment of Chair – Welsh Government Closing date for applications is 2 May 2018 The recruitment of the...
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CWVYS Chair reflects on the Leading Wales Awards 2018

CWVYS Chair Keith Towler reflects on Leadership in a post written for the Leading Wales Awards blog. What makes a good leader? A question that has a number of answers based on everyone’s own experience. We all have direct experience of being inspired by someone. That individual...
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CWVYS Chair appointed to the Youth Justice Board

The Secretary of State has announced the appointment of 10 members to the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. Ben Byrne, Gillian Fairfield, Keith Fraser, Sharon Gray, Neal Hazel, Mairead Healy, Neil Rhodes, Bryan Tytherleigh and Alan Wood have been appointed as members,...
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