The seven National Participation Standards in Wales are used to support those who are working with children and young people, and to make sure that youth participation is developed properly. They make sure that children and young people are part of the design, delivery and evaluation of services.
Under the National Participation Standards sits the National Charter, and all services are encouraged to go forward to achieve this to begin with. Once the Charter is achieved, services can then work towards getting the full National Participation Kitemark for Participation, which is endorsed by the Welsh Government. To get this, services have to be assessed and inspected and they must show that they have achieved all seven of the National Standards. Once they do this, they receive a certificate which is valid for four years.
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