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Rights Ambassadors

The Rights Ambassadors group is a county-wide project managed by the Vale Youth Service and funded by the Children’s and Young People’s Partnership. 

 

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Main Office: West House, Stanwell Road, Penarth CF64 2YG

 

The project has been developed to raise awareness of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as per Article 42 of the UNCRC. 

 

The UNCRC is a list of 42 children’s rights that all children and young people up to the age of 18 (or 25 for young people in care) in the world have. 159 United Nations member states signed the UNCRC in 1989 and the UK ratified the convention in 1991. 

 

In 2011, the Welsh Government passed the Rights of Children and Young Persons (Wales) Measure, making the UNCRC part of domestic law.  It requires Welsh Ministers to have due regard to the UNCRC whenever they use their legal powers or when they are making decisions that affect children and young people.

  

What We Do:

  •   Deliver accredited training on the UNCRC that is recognised by colleges, universities and employers.
  • Support young people’s creation of training workshops about the UNCRC.
  • Enable young people to work with the office of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales in the development of training events for Super Ambassadors in primary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan.
  • Provide opportunities and support for young people to develop their confidence and a range of transferable skills e.g. planning, achieving objectives, problem solving, organising, communication, time management, teamwork.
  • Register members for Millennium Volunteers and Star Awards to enable them to receive recognition for their volunteering hours.
  • Facilitate the delivery of UNCRC workshops to children, young people and adults such as teachers, youth workers and local decision-makers (e.g. councillors).

 

Get in Touch

If you require further information about the team or projects please contact Geraint Evans:

 

  • 02920 701254

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