It is your right to have the opportunity to be involved in making decisions, planning and reviewing an action that might affect you. It is your right to have a voice and have a choice, even if you don't make the decision yourself.
All young people have a right to be involved in making decisions that affect them. On a national basis young people can get involved in this through Funky Dragon, the Welsh Assembly's Participation Project or through a range of national organisations such as Barnardos, NSPCC, and Tros Gynnal. On a more local basis Youth Forums and Councils have been set up across Wales to involve young people. School Councils are another way that Children and Young People can get involved. Organisations that provide services such as sport, leisure, transport and housing should also be asking young people to tell them how they can make improvements.
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. For further information, please visit the following websites:
The Council has a Youth Forum for 11-25 year olds that meets regularly to talk about issues that affect young people living in the county borough. Anybody is welcome, so if you would like more infomation you can call the Youth Forum Team on 01443 863292 or e-mail: email@example.com
Check the Youth Forum section of our site now to make sure that you don't miss out on your chance to get involved and have your say!