National Participation Standards

In Wales, there are seven National Participation Standards to help organisations and individuals make sure the process, quality and experience of any participation is good for children and young people.

National Participation Standards

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The National Participation Standards supports services working with children and young people in monitoring the effectiveness of developing youth participation within their organisations. This ensures children and young people participate in the design, delivery and evaluation of services.

Under the National Participation Standards sits the National Participation Kitemark which is endorsed by Welsh Government.  All organisations are encouraged to go forward for the National Charter then work towards gaining accreditation of the full National Kitemark for Participation via a process of self-assessment and inspection.  A certificate (valid for 4 years) is awarded to services who have demonstrated they are achieving against all seven National Standards.

For more information or if you are interested in Children and Young People’s National Participation for Wales - please get in touch with Chris Richards: chris.richards@childreninwales.org.uk