As part of the work that’s underway to develop youth work in Wales, the Welsh Government wants to hear from young people in order to better understand:-

  • how young people are involved in the decision-making process for youth work in Wales
  • discover best practice for involving young people
  • what are the obstacles that prevent young people from being part of the decision-making processes

To help with this, a residential ‘Fforwm’ will be held on August 20-22 at Gwersyll yr Urdd Glan-llyn in Bala, bringing together a group of 30 young people to share their views and experiences and help shape the future of youth work in Wales.

Over the three-day residential session, there will be an opportunity to:

  • take part in discussion sessions on how young people are involved in decision-making processes
  • what does effective participation look like

There will also be opportunities to take part in outdoor activities and evening entertainment.

There will be no cost to take part and we will make all the necessary transportation arrangements.

An opportunity to meet the staff who will be at the Fforwm and to meet fellow Fforwm members.

How to apply

Are you interested in taking part in the ‘Fforwm’? If so, you can apply via the online form

You can also submit your application via video to The closing date for applications is Friday 21 June 2024.

You will need to confirm that you are available to attend on the dates 20 August to 22 August.

Fforwm participants will be selected to ensure they reflect as wide a range of backgrounds, identities and experiences of young people in Wales.  We are also looking for participants who currently involved in youth work as well as those who are not,

The Residential Fforwm will be held in Welsh and English.

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