This webinar is presented by the Welsh Language Implementation Participation Group, one of five groups established to support the work of the Youth Work Strategy Implementation Board.

One of the key recommendations within the ‘Time to deliver for young people in Wales’ report was that “The Welsh Government should increase the availability of youth work services through the medium of Welsh. It should also ensure that promoting youth work through the medium of Welsh is a key priority for the national body”.

We want to discover the good practices happening across Wales and the sector’s challenges. This will contribute to developing this recommendation and other aspects of our work.

In this webinar, we will share some of the work happening on a national level, many of which are new and continuing to be developed. We will discuss the priorities that were put in place for the next steps. 

The Welsh Language IPG wants to see a strategic framework being developed that clearly sets out how a cross-section of organisations will purposely plan to increase the number of youth work services available through the medium of Welsh. Therefore, we want to hear from various organisations to develop this conversation further. During this webinar, we will share examples of good practice and experiences whilst responding to the challenges, and we are eager to collect further evidence to support this work.

Presenters include:

–  Lowri Jones, Menter Iaith Sir Caerffili – Chair of the Welsh Lanuage IPG
– Iestyn Wyn, Welsh Government
– CFTi Project – Cardiff City Council, Menter Caerdydd and Urdd
– Urdd Gobaith Cymru

The second part of the webinar will include break-out workshops where we will discuss the following:

​- As partners, how can we plan strategically to increase Welsh medium youth work?

– What are some of the possible opportunities and barriers?

​We welcome Directors, Co-ordinators, Heads of Services, and Chief Executives of organisations that manage and plan youth work in Wales who are interested in learning more and contributing to this discussion. Sign up free today. Sign up free today on this link:

07 March 2024

10 – 11:30am