Vale Youth Service champions children’s rights


Published 13 February 2015


Members of the Vale Youth Service’s Rights Ambassadors project have begun planning workshops which will be delivered in schools and other local organisations.


Rights-Ambassadors-Feb-2015The workshops will give children, young people and adults more knowledge of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and how it affects the lives of children and young people in Wales.


In November 2014 a group of young people from across the Vale of Glamorgan volunteered to be part of the new Rights Ambassadors project, aiming to learn about the rights that all children and young people have as outlined in the UNCRC, and to develop and deliver workshops to children, young people and adults across the county.


Over the course of the last three months, young people have completed a level two Agored Cymru unit about the UNCRC so that they are fully equipped with the knowledge they need to develop the workshops.


Members also attended a residential weekend at HCE adventure on the outskirts of Cardiff, where they continued their training, worked on their workshop session plans, and participated in a range of fun teambuilding activities.


A young person from the project said: “The team’s main focus is spreading the word of the UNCRC across the Vale to inform people of the 42 rights that all children and young people are entitled to.”


For more information on the Rights Ambassadors project or the UNCRC, contact