For this exciting new job role, CWVYS seeks a suitably experienced and highly capable person to project manage the Home Office Early Intervention Youth Fund programme plus other CWVYS-led developmental projects.

The Home Office Early Intervention Fund will engage young people and assist in their diversion from the risk of exploitation and serious organised crime. The project will reduce the drivers of serious violence, involvement in drug dealing and county lines issues, and the prevalence of knife carrying and knife crime.

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: NJC Scale 31-39 (April 2018)

Contract: Fixed term

Place of Work: As agreed but some flexibility within Wales, as appropriate.

CWVYS Development Manager – Job Description and Person Specification – December 2018

Application form Development Manager December 2018

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form December 2018


Written Statement: Launch of the public consultation on the draft Additional Learning Needs Code

The consultation document is available at and the closing date for responses is 22 March 2019. They welcome and encourage the views of all those with an interest in the reforms, particularly the views of children and young people for whom a separate consultation document will be available early in the New Year. They will be hosting a series of stakeholder events across Wales in the new year, as well as workshops specifically for children and their families, to contribute their views on these proposals.


From over 450 candidates – down to 60 Welsh Youth Parliament Members.

The time has come to meet the lucky 60 who get to be a voice for their generation.

The Welsh Youth Parliament is a completely new way for you to have your say on the things that matter to you in Wales.

It starts with you.

Talking about the things you want and need, raising the issues that matter to you.

Using the Welsh Youth Parliament as the platform to amplify your voice. For your future.

To keep up to date, follow them:





Are you 18 years old? Are you up for an adventure? If yes, get ready to explore Europe by applying for DiscoverEU, a European Union initiative giving young people the opportunity to travel.

After the popularity of the first application round in June 2018, there is a second application round from Thursday 29 November at 11.00am (UK time) to Tuesday 11 December at 11.00am (UK time). 12,000 travel passes are available for young people to travel across Europe.

For the most part you will be travelling by rail, allowing you to take in Europe’s endless variety of towns and stunning landscapes, and the DiscoverEU pass also covers alternatives such as buses or ferries. In exceptional cases, travel by plane is permitted to ensure that young people living in remote areas or on islands can take part.

You can only apply for DiscoverEU if you:
• will be 18 years old on 31 December 2018 i.e. people born between 1 January 2000 (included) and 31 December 2000 (included);
• have the nationality of one of the Member States of the European Union;
• fill in your correct ID or passport number on the online application form;
• start your journey in one of the EU Member States;
• plan to travel for a time of between one day and up to one month;
• plan to travel between 15 April 2019 (first departure date) and 31 October 2019 (last return date);
• plan to travel to at least one EU Member State;
• are willing to become a #DiscoverEU Ambassador.

Young people with special needs are welcome to participate in DiscoverEU. They will be helped with information and tips, and costs of special assistance might be covered.

The online application will take place on the European Youth Portal from Thursday 29 November at 11.00 (UK time) to Tuesday 11 December at 11.00 (UK time).

You will need to provide your personal data and give details about how you will prepare for your trip. There will be five multiple choice quiz questions on European culture and diversity as well as on EU youth initiatives targeting young people. Finally, you will need to answer a subsidiary question, which will allow DiscoverEU to rank applications.

You must have a valid passport when you apply for DiscoverEU. If you do not yet have one, learn how to apply for your first UK adult passport. Note that passport applications can take a few weeks.


Welsh Government is currently looking for individuals who may be interested in joining the judging panel for Youth Work Excellence Awards 2019.

Following the success of this year’s Awards, they have made the decision to broaden the judges criteria in order to have a wider range of skills and knowledge around the table. They are looking for experienced, individuals from the sector who feel they can contribute to discussions and make decisions in this year’s judging process. The judging days will take place on 26th and 27th March.

You can find the forms *here*

Completed forms to be returned to the by 17 December.