"Participation means that it is my right to be involved in making decisions, planning and reviewing an action that might affect me. Having a voice, having a choice." In 2005, the Welsh Assembly Government held a competition asking young people to sum up the meaning of participation and the above was the winning entry.
Enquiries concerning this work should be directed to:
Ed JanesParticipation Worker's Network for Wales Development Officer Tel 029 2034 2434
The Children and Young People's Participation Consortium for Wales, the Participation Unit and the Welsh Assembly Government's Participation Project are working together to promote the participation of children and young people (0-25) in decision-making in Wales. We have developed a set of National Standards for participation that are relevant for all organisations who work with or have an impact on children and young people. Together we can ensure that all children and young people have a positive and meaningful experience of participation across Wales.
Participation Workers' Network for Wales
The PWNW (Participation Workers' Network for Wales) aims to support workers and organisations in promoting children and young people’s participation and making children and young people’s participation a reality across Wales. The PWNW is being hosted by Children In Wales on behalf of the Children and Young People’s Participation Consortium for Wales, a multi-agency strategic body building capacity for the development of participation in Wales.
Children in Wales is a joint sponsor in the Reach the Heights project, supporting young people to gain skills for learning and employment through work experience and community based opportunities.
The Participation Hub has been designed as a simple, fun and attractive space for children and young people to drop into and find the support they are looking for. Once found a single click will link them to the relevant service or resource in Wales. Although aimed at children and young people it is also suitable for practitioners and professionals.
The Hub has been funded by the Welsh Government, and developed with the Participation Workers Network in Wales, in Children in Wales, who will maintain and update the materials.
Head Office: 25 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BZ, Tel: (029) 2034 2434, Fax: (029) 2034 3134
North Wales Office: Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, LL55 1TH, Tel: (01286) 677570