On Thursday the 20th of November 2014 in order to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of Universal Children’s rights Day we held our Annual Youth Conference.

The decision was to focus on the topic of domestic abuse following consultation with young people across the county. Young people were asked what issues were most important to them and effected them the most on a day to day basis.

Young people were given an insight on what domestic abuse is and given a chance to discuss their perception of Domestic Abuse.

It was good to see that most young people could identify the 5 main themes of domestic abuse. None, however, were able to define domestic abuse.

At the end of 2014 Carmarthenshire Youth Council attended a meeting of the Carmarthenshire Children and Young People’s Partnership (CYPP) to provide feedback on the conference and to highlight the main findings of this report.

Abuse at home poster