Awareness and Engagement Event (North Wales) for Organisations that can help to support the delivery of the New Curriculum in Wales

You are invited to attend a workshop to update you on the development of the new draft curriculum for Wales 2022 and to consider how other organisations can support delivery of the new curriculum in schools.

You will also have the opportunity to hear about some examples of good practice.  Please share the information with your wider network.

The workshop will be held at The Imperial Hotel, Llandudno, LL30 1AP on 11 December 2019  and will start at 10:00am and finish at 14:00pm.

Please register here


We are delighted to announce the upcoming National Youth Work Conference:

When: 4th MARCH 2020

Note: This is a DIARY MARKER only.

Further details of the event, including timings and content (plus how to book your place), will be released in due course.

Look forward to seeing you there!


The National Co-ordinator post for suicide and self-harm prevention is now out to advertisement until 11 December, 2019

Interviews will take place in early January.

This is a key Welsh Government commitment following the publication of the Everybody’s Business report and will assist in driving forward the implementation of the national and regional action plans for suicide and self-harm prevention under the Talk to Me 2 national strategy. 

Welsh Government are also appointing 3 regional leads in the new year to support the regional forums with their work. 

*Here you can find the Job description*

Please distribute widely and encourage colleagues to *apply here*


Please *click here* for sight of documents prepared by each UK nation for the Centre for Youth Impact.
CWVYS has developed close links with the CYI and currently have 6 Member organisations undertaking the YPQI as part of the first pilot in Wales. Six more will take on the programme in 2020 and another six  in 2021. 
CWVYS wrote the Wales paper, which you can access *here*


Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services

CWVYS is the independent representative body for the voluntary youth work sector in Wales


  • A Wales where all young people are empowered by innovative, vibrant and sustainable voluntary youth work services.


  • To represent, support and give a collective voice to its membership of voluntary youth work organisations across Wales. CWVYS leads on collaboration and partnerships on behalf of the voluntary youth work sector in Wales.

Five key functions of CWVYS

  • National representation and strategic leadership for the voluntary youth work sector

(including facilitation, policy development, advocacy, shaping and influencing, strategic communications, raising the profile of voluntary youth work services within Wales and internationally; supporting the sector to include young people in all planning and delivery of best practice youth work)

  • Collaboration and partnership working

(including facilitation of partnerships, promoting diversity and inclusion within   Wales and internationally)

  • Knowledge exchange champions

(including funding information and support, policy information, resources, opportunities and events)

  • Celebrate, measure and recognise the social, economic and cultural impact of the voluntary youth work sector in Wales

(including promotion of best youth work practice, quality assurance, workforce development/training/accreditation, data collection, research and evaluation)

  • Membership benefits, opportunities and developments

(support for, and a commitment to growing a diverse, vibrant, values-based Membership of organisations across Wales, including Regional representation)


UpRising Cymru are recruiting across Wales for an exciting development programme.

This is a 10-month pilot programme of online content and monthly face-to-face sessions building skills,knowledge and networks, where participants will have the chance to engage with and learn from current leaders from a wide range of sectors. 

Key events include:

  • Programme launch event
  • Attend hands-on Workshops such as Future Trends and Influencing Others
  • Attend a Leadership Summer School
  • Experience an internship opportunity with a public body in Wales
  • Graduation –  end of programme event where you’ll celebrate with peers

Through the programme, participants will have many opportunities to develop their confidenceknowledgeskillsnetworkssocial mindedness;and wellbeing, gaining a wealth of experience thatcan be used within both person and professional life. Visit the website to find out more.

The details: 

Programme dates The Leadership Academy launches on 10 December 2019 with the programme running January – October 2020.

Face-to-face sessions will take place each month in various locations across Wales. This content will be supported by an on-line learning platform where you will work with the cohort across Wales.

Who can apply? We welcome applications from anyone aged 18-30 who lives, works or studies in Wales.

Cost The programme is completely free to participants.

Accessibility We have an accessibility fund that can help support participants attend face-to-face sessions.  All venues will be accessible by public transport, and will be accessible to wheelchair users.

How to get involved:
I want to refer an employee/colleague Direct them to register online, or for multiple young people, get in touch to arrange an introduction talk or tailored information free of charge informing your young people about this exciting opportunity.

I’m 18-30 and want to take part Take two minutes to register online – UpRising will send you an application.

To discuss any of the above, or for further details contact the Future Generations Leadership Academy Programme Manager, Libbi Prestidge at or 07342 994076.


Hello…Youth Cymru has an exciting opportunity for volunteers to join their trustees board!

Here’s what they’re looking for and what you could contribute to a vibrant organisation:

We are looking to refresh, grow our board and diversify our skill set.

We are seeking interest and applications from people who share our passion for supporting young people and are motivated to provide strategic guidance to an organisation whose ambition and objective is to enable young people in Wales to thrive, develop and reach their potential; enabling them to contribute positively to their communities and country.

We aim to reflect the communities we work in. We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates who are currently underrepresented on Youth Cymru’s board.

For more information and to apply, please visit their website.


Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill —
Stage 3

Stage 3 of the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill was completed on Wednesday 13 November.

Members confirmed the key provisions of Bill, which will:

  • lower the voting age for Assembly elections to 16;
  • provide that the Assembly will become a parliament to be known as ‘Senedd Cymru’ or the ‘Welsh Parliament’;
  • provide for Members to be known as ‘Aelodau o’r Senedd’ or ‘Members of the Senedd’;
  • allow qualifying foreign nationals to vote in Assembly elections;
  • change the law relating to disqualification from being an Assembly Member; and
  • make other changes to the Assembly’s electoral and internal arrangements.

Commenting, the Llywydd said:

“I am pleased that the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill has moved another step towards the end of its legislative journey.

“It is encouraging to see a clear majority of Assembly Members in favour of lowering the voting age to 16 at a time of such political significance.

“The Youth Parliament has made a real impression in its first year and is testament to the positive outcomes of giving young people a voice. Lowering the voting age will no doubt build on this work.”

It is anticipated that the final stage, Stage 4, will take place on 27 November.

The Bill will require a “super-majority” for the Bill to be passed: this means that at least 40 out of 60 Members will need to vote in favour of the Bill.

For further information on the Assembly reform work please visit


WCVA and Promo Cymru are looking for young people aged 14-25 to join the ‘Making a bigger difference together’ video training and contest.

Video Training will be held in various locations in Wales.

The young people will learn how to make a short film from scratch. They will be empowered to express their creativity.

By the end of the training,  young people will be able to create a  professional-looking video about acting to change the world for the better.

The videos will be presented at the Online Film Festival “Making a bigger difference together” and also shared through a national social media campaign. A panel of professional videomakers will select the 5 best videos to be showcased at  gofod3 in March 2020.

We are aiming to create an inclusive working group, therefore we welcome people from different backgrounds, and experiences.

We hope you can spread the news to young people who have a story to tell and a desire to tell it through video.

If so, please let us know via e-mail at


CWVYS members Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team have two fantastic events coming up soon!

On Wednesday the 27th of November join them at the Pierhead building for the BME Skills Project 1 day conference:  ‘Building Capacity through Community Assets’.

The BME Skills Project is a unique collaboration between four organisations, EYST, C3SC (Cardiff) SCVS (Swansea) and AVOW (Wrexham). The project aims to support BME community groups through the support of skilled volunteer mentors from within and beyond the BME community.

 This conference will showcase the success of the project and examine how all sectors can support BME Community Groups to reflect, learn and grow.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this important conversation with third sector support providers and funders in Wales. To book a space on the conference please see the link below
The following day, Thursday the 28th of November, join the team for a 3 year programme review of the ‘Resilience Project’ and look to the future.

EYST Wales’ Resilience Project started in 2017 to address three key areas, radicalisation, far-right extremism and childhood sexual exploitation (CSE).

The aim of the project is to better enable young people age 11-24yrs to challenge extreme ideologies and identify risks to themselves and others. This conference will provide an opportunity to look at the programmes activities and identify lessons learned and future concerns.

Professionals, practitioners and volunteers from the public and community/charity sectors are welcome to attend and share experience and ideas.

It takes place between 9am and 1pm at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff, to book follow the link here: