STATEMENT ON GENDER RECOGNITION ACT REFORM

This Statement is addressed to every young person in Wales.

CWVYS believes that young peoples’ voices need to be, and deserve to be, heard.

CWVYS supports your right to be yourself.

You deserve to be treated with respect.

CWVYS believes that the recent consultation process on Gender Recognition Act (GRA) Reforms amplifies the issues faced by trans young people.

The process to legally change gender requires applicants to have a medical diagnosis and to submit large amounts of evidence. This is difficult, demeaning and out of line with international practice.

These issues are exacerbated for those aged 18 and under, who are not represented in the current legislation and this needs to be clarified further as part of the GRA Reform, the review of which CWVYS welcomes.

CWVYS supports trans young people and will support ongoing work to ensure that their rights are upheld.

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November 2018

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING AWARDS CYMRU

Do you know an outstanding teacher that deserves recognition? Is there someone at your local school that needs celebrating? Are your teaching staff leading the way in technology or using Welsh language?

Well, the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru are back for 2019! Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams is looking for the very best education professionals that Wales has to offer and those that have made a real difference to their school or education setting.

There are ten categories this year including Teacher of the Year, Headteacher of the Year, Inspirational use of the Welsh Language and, new for 2019, Youth Work in Schools so there is plenty of opportunity for your school to get the recognition that they deserve.

If you’re a teacher, student, parent, employer or colleague and know someone that would be worthy of a Professional Teaching Award you have until midnight on 30 November 2018 to make a nomination here: www.gov.wales/teachingawardscymru

JNC YOUTH & COMMUNITY WORKERS PAY AGREEMENT 2018 & 2019

Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) for Youth and Community Workers

Here you can find the JNC Youth & Community Workers Pay Agreement 2018 & 2019

YOUTH AND COMMUNITY PAY AGREEMENT: 2018 and 2019

They are pleased to confirm that the JNC for Youth and Community Workers has reached an agreement on a pay award for 2018 and 2019 which is as follows:

2018:  An increase of £950 on pay point 2 from 1 September 2018;
 An increase of £850 on pay point 3 from 1 September 2018;
 An increase of £750 on pay point 4 from 1 September 2018;
 An increase of £650 on pay point 5 from 1 September 2018;
 An increase of £550 on pay point 6 from 1 September 2018;
 An increase of 2.0% on all other pay points on the Youth and Community Support Worker Range and the Professional Range from 1 September 2018;
 An increase of 2.0% on the London Area Allowances and Sleeping-In-Duty Allowance from 1 September 2018. 2019:  The deletion of pay point 2 (14.61%)*;
 An increase of £850 (10.36%)* on pay point 3 from 1 September 2019;
 An increase of £750 (8.86%)* on pay point 4 from 1 September 2019;
 An increase of £650 (7.43%)* on pay point 5 from 1 September 2019;
 An increase of £550 (6.11%)* on pay point 6 from 1 September 2019;
 An increase of 2.0% on all other pay points on the Youth and Community Support Worker Range and the Professional Range from 1 September 2019;
 An increase of 2.0% on the London Area Allowances and Sleeping-In-Duty Allowance from 1 September 2019.

* % increase over two years.

You can find a revised salary scale here JNC Youth & Community Workers Pay Agreement 2018 & 2019 for your information.

Employers’ Side Secretary: Simon Pannell Local Government Association, 18 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HZ

Staff Side Secretary: Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe Unite, 128 Theobold’s Road, London, WC1X 8TN

YOUTH WORK IN WALES: PRINCIPLES AND PURPOSES

We are delighted to announce the availability of the newly-revised ‘Youth Work in Wales: Principles and Purposes’ booklet.

This document has been produced for the managers and trustees of youth organisations, politicians, local authority elected members and officers, practitioners, trainers and people training to be youth workers and youth support workers.

It has also been written for young people, those already involved in youth organisations as well as those wishing to find out more about the kinds of experience youth organisations can provide.

‘Youth Work in Wales: Principles and Purposes’ has been produced on a collaborative basis by representatives of the voluntary and local authority youth work sectors in Wales and with the Education Workforce Council.

You can find it here YOUTH WORK IN WALES PRINCIPLES AND PURPOSES or on www.wlga.org.uk

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Claire Cunliffe
Chair of CWVYS

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Steve Davis
Chair of Wales Principal Youth Officers’ Group

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Hayden Llewellyn
CEO of Education Workforce Council

November 2018

EUROPEAN SOLIDARITY CORPS WORKSHOP

European Solidarity Corps Workshop

The Erasmus+ UK National Agency is pleased to invite you to our European Solidarity Corps Workshop.

The European Solidarity Corps is a new European Commission initiative that aims to help young people volunteer or work on projects that benefit local communities across Europe. The programme has an overall budget of €375.6 million available from 2018-2020, and we are particularly keen to see the youth sector and young people in Wales benefit from this exciting new initiative.

This event is an excellent opportunity to:
• Discover the European Solidarity Corps programme and the funding opportunities available for Local Authorities and voluntary sector organisations under its Volunteering Projects strand;
• Consider how the work you carry out within fits with the values of the European Solidarity Corps programme and could be translated into a good quality Volunteering Project;
• Learn more about how to register with the European Solidarity Corps and apply for funding, with step-by-step National Agency guidance and support on completing and submitting an application;
• Find out about best practice examples from existing Volunteering Project and Erasmus+ beneficiaries.

The workshop will take place on 29th November 2018 in Glyndŵr University, Wrexham from 10:00am to 3:30pm.
The workshop is limited to 30 places, so please register as soon as possible to guarantee your place. The UK National Agency is also able to cover travel and accommodation expenses required to attend the event, up to a maximum of £200 per delegate.
To register, please email us at erasmusplus@ecorys.com no later than 16th November 2018.

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EURODESK SURVEY

Are you between 13 and 35 years old? Tell Eurodesk about your experience searching for information about opportunities abroad to improve mobility information.

The survey takes around 10 minutes to answer and you can win a gift card of your choice!

Those who finish the survey will have the possibility to participate in a prize draw of 3 gift cards.
1st Prize: 50 EURO gift card at either Amazon, Netflix or iTunes
2nd and 3rd Prize: 25 EURO gift card at either Amazon, Netflix or iTunes

Competition Rules
You must finish answering the entire survey by 25 November.
You must agree to participate in the competition.
We accept only one entry per person.

You can find the survey here; https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EurodeskSurvey2018