07 May 2020

Dear Members, following our recent regional meetings with 40 CWVYS members present, below is a summary of the information shared.  It is only  snapshot of what was discussed,  compared to the wealth of good practice shared amongst the members present

The theme for next series will concentrate’ transitioning out of lockdown to the new normal’. To join email catrin@cwvys.org.uk

Central South and South East Wales – 14/5/20 – 10am to 11am

North Wales – 15/5/20 10am to 11am

South West and Mid Wales -15/5/20 1pm to 2pm


LINKS from the meeting:

Youth Work Wales Bulletin – subscribe via this link

The Bulletin will include the items noted below.  CWVYS encourages you to submit your articles.

Please send all content suggestions to: youthwork@gov.wales

Bulletin structure:

Keith’s Voice

Youth Working Online – the latest resources/news/webinars, highlighting articles in the Notion website, shining a light on best practice

Within Wales – My Youth Work/What Youth Work Means to Me

A regular feature where we ask a set of questions to a youth worker/project working in a particular area (LGBTQ+, Open Access, Homelessness, Head of Vol Sector org, LA PYO, Welsh Language, Rural, School Based, Outreach, etc)

  • Tell us about your work and the challenges you face
  • what’s great about what you do and what difference does it make in your area
  • where to find out more
  • how are you applying your skills

Around the World

A focus on approaches beyond Wales

Young Person’s voice –Either an interview approach or give them free reign to write about a topic meaningful to them – YW related


Have you heard – a place where organisations/Youth Workers can submit short form articles (50 words) with a link to more detail online where they can announce news, publicise projects etc



NSPCC links Safeguarding Contact Carl Harris contact details: carl.harris@nspcc.org.uk

Learning https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/safeguarding-child-protection/coronavirus

Guidance on remote teaching (can be adapted for a YW situation) : https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/news/2020/march/undertaking-remote-teaching-safely

Helpline details here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/our-services/nspcc-helpline/



All Wales Safeguarding Procedures App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wales-safeguarding-procedures/id1480837394

Find your local safeguarding board here: http://safeguardingboard.wales/find-your-board/


MEIC helpline: https://www.meiccymru.org/


ProMo Cymru webinars –  contact info@promo.cymru to receive details of social media and youth work webinars. If anyone wants to look at the previous webinars you can find them here: https://www.notion.so/05e84f72ecb94758b0a33c73bac7a611?v=b8981de7c4e846f29ed4492d177cb28e


Youth Sector Resources Website c/o ProMo Cymru – central directory of links, webinars and useful information: https://www.notion.so/Digital-Resources-for-the-third-and-youth-sector-in-Wales-Covid-19-bdf7a6dcdb66478a9a3477c4cda7eaf1


Beginning to use Tik Tok, YouthLink Scotland have put a free webinar online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=cIQg8nI9o90&feature=emb_logo


YMCA Swansea have shared their safety tips with the network: https://www.facebook.com/105764736181213/posts/2970475186376806/?d=n  


Welsh National Assembly

The Children, Young People and Education Committee is exploring how the outbreak of COVID-19 is affecting all aspects of life for children and young people (including students in further and higher education): http://senedd.assembly.wales/mgConsultationDisplay.aspx?id=392&RPID=1017600763&cp=yes

EURODESK  If you or the people you’re working with are 14-18 years old, how do you feel about becoming an action researcher, to make a difference!? You’ll be looking into young people’s experiences of life during the Covid19 pandemic – get involved to help protect young people’s rights and safety. The deadline is the 13th May. You can apply on Eurodesk UK’s Website: https://www.eurodesk.org.uk/young-peoples-experiences-life-during-covid-19-pandemic

Supprt for Welsh school pupils who do not have their own internet-connected devices https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-52478688  




Cranfield Trust

What the Cranfield Trust can offer here: https://www.cranfieldtrust.org/pages/172-on-cal

HR specific: https://www.cranfieldtrust.org/pages/11-hrnet

Webinars: https://www.cranfieldtrust.org/pages/166-webinars

Menu of support available here: https://www.cranfieldtrust.org/pages/110-how-we-can-help

Cranfield Trust Pro Bono business support www.cranfieldtrust.org


NSPCC Courses: https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/training/our-elearning-courses


CWVYS Training Consortium https://www.cwvys.org.uk/events/

CWVYS Workforce Development group meeting – May 19th – please contact Paul@cwvys.org.uk 


Brook’s Training for professionals: https://www.brook.org.uk/training/

Open University site, free courses available online: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue

Adult Learning Wales site: www.adultlearning.wales

Welsh Government https://gov.wales/online-training-for-furloughed-workforce-during-coronavirus-pandemic

Fearless – https://www.fearless.org/en/professionals/training



New Active Inclusion Fund for COVID 19 – https://wcva.cymru/new-active-inclusion-fund-for-covid-19/

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