We are very excited to be invited to celebrate 30 years of the UNCRC on 20th November in Cardiff. This will be an opportunity for us to learn from a showcase of Children’s Rights work in Wales. We have also been preparing our stand, ready to share with others the work Carmarthenshire Youth Council have been involved in over the past year to demonstrate how we promote the right to be heard and our views acknowledged in Carmarthenshire.
There will be round table discussions and we will have a chance to meet and speak to practitioners and policy makers including First Minister Mark Drakeford, Julie Morgan AM, Deputy Minister for Health & Social Services and Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales. We will also have a chance to participate in interactive workshops to learn more about the work of UNICEF’s Rights respecting schools. In addition, we’ll learn more about the National Participation Standards and meet the recently recruited National Team of Kitemark Inspectors! We’ll have a say on the issues and problems that matter to us globally and personally as every child and young person has a right to be heard – which is one of the most important articles which we stand by.