Last year the minister for the Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning announced the intention to establish an Interim Youth Work Board, made up of expert representatives from the field of youth work that would help the Welsh Government stay true to their vision as they develop and deliver a new Youth Work strategy. At the same time an advertisement was published for the role of Chair to this Board. You can find the latest news on that in the minister’s published written statement HERE
Youth Work Excellence Awards – A successful night for CWVYS members!
Promoting Heritage and Cultures in Wales and Beyond. Urdd Gobaith Cymru won this category for the project Patagonia
Promoting the Arts, Media and Digital Skills. This category was won by Media Academy Cardiff for their innovative work with young people to make a film `Labels’ showing how people involved with the criminal justice system can be stigmatised.
Outstanding Volunteer in a Youth Work Setting. Tony Humphries won this award for the hard work and dedication he puts in at the YMCA Swansea in supporting young people in an LGBTQ+ group to be able to express themselves in an accepting environment
Outstanding Youth Worker. The winner of this individual award was Louise Coombs of Grassroots Cardiff.
Congratulations to everyone and thank you for your hard work and dedication on behalf of the young people you work with and the communities you serve