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YOUNG WALES IS RECRUITING YOUNG PEOPLE TO JOIN OUR BOARDS AND GROUPS

If you are a professional working with young people please share this exciting opportunity.Young Wales is recruiting young people to join its boards and groups. We have a range of opportunities for young people to get involved in. Young Wales is about listening to young people and hearing their voices. We support young people to have a say on issues that might affect their lives. Young Wales is committed to represent the diversity of young people in Wales and welcomes applications from all young people to get involved. As a member of Young Wales’s Boards and Groups Young People will have opportunities to:·         Meet new friends·         Have fun·         Meet with Members of the Senedd and Welsh Government Officials·         Participate in Consultations·         Attend residentials·         Gain new skills and training·         Volunteering·         Attend events such as the Young Wales Annual Festival·         Represent Young Wales at National events·         Co-produce projects·         Promote Young Wales’ work through our Newsletter, website and social media·         Plus much more… All new and existing members will be invited to attend a full training and induction residential on Friday 6th May to Sunday 8th May 2022. During the residential all young people will get a chance to sign up to the Terms of Reference for their board or group and also receive a calendar of meetings and events for the year ahead.  All accommodation, transport and food will be provided. There will be options to join virtually if any young people cannot attend in person and support workers will be welcome to attend too.  We have 5 boards and groups available for young people to join:Young Wales Project Board The Board works to provide advice and scrutiny on Young Wales and all its strands of work from a young person’s perspective.Age 11 to 18Meeting on Saturdays 4 times per year (online or in person)Membership lasts for 2 yearsMembers can sign up for an additional year as a peer mentorEducation and Social Justice Special Interest GroupThe Group works to provide advice and feedback to Welsh Government Ministers and Officials on education and social justice policies and legislation.Age 11 to 18Meeting on Wednesday evenings 10 times per year (online or in person)Membership lasts for 1 year and can be renewed annuallyHealth and Social Services Special Interest GroupThe Group works to provide advice and feedback to Welsh Government Ministers and Officials on health and social services policies and legislation.Age 11 to 18Meeting on Wednesday evenings 6 times per year (online or in person)Membership lasts for 1 year and can be renewed annually  Climate Change and Rural Affairs Special Interest GroupThe Group works to provide advice and feedback to Welsh Government Ministers and Officials on climate change and rural affairs policies and legislation.Age 11 to 18Meeting on Wednesday evenings 6 times per year (online or in person)Membership lasts for 1 year and can be renewed annuallyNational Youth Stakeholders Group The Group is an all Wales youth led reference group. They address mental health issues and review mental health and wellbeing initiatives by the Welsh Government and other organisations across Wales.Age 14 to 25Meeting on Saturdays 12 times per year (online or in person)Membership lasts for 2 years and can be renewed annually If you work with any young people who would like to register then please share this link with them to complete our short application form by clicking hereClosing Date Friday 1st April 2022 We will confirm board or group membership by Friday 8th April 2022.If you would like more information please contact: tegan.waites@childreninwales.org.uk