Posted: Sun 29th May 2016

Vale Children And Young People Learn About Their Rights /
This article is old - Published: Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Children and young people across the Vale of Glamorgan have recently welcomed the Vale Youth Service Rights Ambassadors to their schools and youth groups. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The trained volunteer Rights Ambassadors, aged 11-18, delivered workshops that they had created to school councils and classes in St Illtyd Primary, Llangan Primary, All Saints Primary, Sully Primary, and Victoria Primary School. The Rights Ambassadors also delivered workshops at a Vale-wide secondary school council event and to two Duke of Edinburgh youth groups in Cowbridge. The children and young people enjoyed engaging with a variety of activities that helped them learn about their rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This year, the Rights Ambassadors project, which is funded by the Vale of Glamorgan’s Children and Young People’s Partnership, has enabled twenty-two young people from across the county to complete an accredited Agored Cymru Unit on the UNCRC. Additionally, qualified project workers from the youth service have worked with the young people to help them develop a series of workshops that they are delivering to children, young people and adults across the Vale. These twenty-two new volunteers now work alongside volunteers who joined the project last year to raise awareness of children’s rights. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Raising awareness of the UNCRC was one of the sixteen key points raised by the United Nations in its previous Concluding Observations for Wales. The workshops being delivered across the county help address this by giving children, young people and adults more knowledge of the UNCRC and what effect it has on their lives. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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