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Young People, Politics and Democracy in Wales

This is a dedicated website for young people to learn about the National Assembly for Wales – what it does and how it affects young people living in Wales. Everyone in Wales should have a say in how their country is run and one way of doing this is by voting in National Assembly for Wales elections. But what if you're not old enough to vote yet? Or don’t feel you know enough about politics to vote? There are still lots of ways you can make a difference and get your voice heard in Wales, and this website will show you how you can make sure your voice is heard!

We want young people to be at the heart of this website, so make sure you get involved through Twitter, Facebook or by emailing yourassembly@assembly.wales.

Youth Work Inquiry

The newly formed Children, Young People and Education Committee for the Fifth Assembly have decided that Youth Work will be their first Inquiry, and they want to know what young people think about Youth Services in Wales.Collage of young people taking part in Assembly activities

The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete and you can have your views heard by completing the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CYPE-Inquiry-into-youth-services

If you would like a member of our Education and Youth Engagement Team to come to your school or youth organisation to educate you about the Assembly and give you the opportunity to take part in this Youth Work Inquiry, you can find out how to get in touch here.

If you would like more information about the Inquiry or which Assembly Members are part of the Children, Young People and Education Committee

Remember, this is your opportunity to tell the Committee what is good or not so good about youth services in your local area – so don’t miss out!

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6 ways to engage with the Assembly

Did you know that you have the right to express your views when decisions are made? This is set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The website of the Children’s Commissioner, Sally Holland, has more information about all these rights. To ensure that young people’s voices are heard in the […]

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Mock election at Castell Alun High School

The end of term for Year 8 pupils at Castell Alun High School bought with it all of the excitement of an election campaign as pupils took part in a mock election. The day began with a presentation by Ann Williams, the Assembly’s Education Officer in North Wales. The presentation was an opportunity to learn […]

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Alex Atkins

Opportunity to attend the 8th Commonwealth Youth Parliament

On behalf of the National Assembly for Wales’ Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), the Assembly has an exciting opportunity for 1 young person to represent Wales at the 8th Commonwealth Youth Parliament in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on 6-10 November 2016. If you will you be aged 18-29 by 4 November 2016, are […]

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