A new youth work charter that will support young people and enhance their lives has been launched by the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Julie James.
The new Wales Charter for Youth Work has been developed by the Welsh Government to ensure a national approach to Youth Work, and will see young people in all areas of Wales being able to access a similar level of youth work provision.
The Wales Charter for Youth Work will mean all young people in Wales are entitled to easy access to:
- Safe, warm, well-equipped meeting places that provide opportunities for arts and sport activities and new experiences
- Opportunities to take part in outdoor adventure and in residential and international experiences
- Opportunities to participate in decision-making via informal and formal structures for youth engagement locally and nationally (e.g. young mayors, youth councils and Senedd).
- Information, guidance and support on issues including employment, housing and mental well-being that can be accessed through digital media and via trusted and trained adults.
- Encouragement to learn more about their own culture and the cultures of other people.
- Co-ordinated provision by youth workers in all secondary schools and colleges
- Opportunities to be civic activists e.g. by volunteering.
- Recognition and /or accreditation for their achievements in personal and social development both in schools and colleges and in the community.