Young Wales Neath Port Talbot

Your youth forum is a fantastic way to get involved in your local community, and to tackle issues that affect children and young people where you live. Every forum in Wales works differently but the issues are always identified by young people who then campaign for change. Some areas also have children's forums.

The forum will be using this page to share what they're doing. Come back soon to find out what's going on.

Children’s Services Celebration Event

Neath Port Talbot Children’s Services organised a celebration event for children and young people on March 30th 2016 in Neath College. The event was compered by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland. Art work and photography from the children and young people involved with Children’s Services was displayed and Ysgol Maes Y Coed school choir performed at the event.
  • Nominations for doing well in school, college, in sport and for volunteering.
  • Certificates and vouchers presented by Swansea City Club Ambassador Lee Trundle and Ospreys rugby players Sam Parry and Rynier Bernardo.

Graffiti Arts Workshop

Children and young people over Easter recently took part in a children’s rights workshops at the Baglan Bulldogs and the Children’s Rights Unit.

During the workshop, they completed graffiti boards and made their own canvass boards based on children’s rights.

Visit to the Liberty Stadium and Swansea City

A group of children and young people recently took part in a workshop on children’s rights and consultation for the new “Say it Our Way” children’s rights complaints, compliments and comments leaflet.

The group also had a tour of the Liberty Stadium, changing rooms and the dugout.

Swansea City 1   SWANSEA consultation

"Fun in the Sun" Consultation Summer Project

The “Fun in the Sun” Consultation Summer Project in 2015 took place at the Children’s Rights unit in Neath and was aimed at working with children and young and young people involved with Children’s Social Service Teams living in Neath/Port Talbot. The consultation project was aimed to engage with children and young people in order to promote children’s rights and listen to the voice of the child.

Through consultation children and young people have decided to name the website “My Voice” and designed a new children’s service compliments, complaints and comments leaflet which children and young people have named “Say it Our Way”. An IT Group is also hoped to be set up in the future made of children and young people from across children’s service teams to regularly update the website and to be able to access further information.

Also, whilst on the project children and young people were able to visit the Senedd for a tour and workshop and also visited the Big Pit in Blaenavon as well as taking part in other fun activities. Two children and young people from children’s services have also recently completed training for Neath/ Port Talbot Youth Council and also attended the Swansea University Senedd on tour event.

More recently over October Half Term there has been consultation event with young people on When I’m Ready at the Baglan Bulldogs Development Centre involving young people from Route 16 and also children, young people and families attended a Family “Fun Day” with Sandfields Children’s Services Community Team in partnership with Play Works.

You can download the pictures produced by young people as part of the consultation below:

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Young Wales launched on Friday 27th March with young people from forums across Wales meeting in Newtown to decide their priorities for the year.

Young Wales film pic

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