Posted on: Friday 18 October 2019
Today (Friday October 18), the Gwent Safeguarding Children Board are holding their first young people’s conference at the Celtic Manor Resort.
The conference themes which were chosen by young people are mental health, bullying and knife crime.
The themes were informed by an online consultation in May where 1668 young people voted on which safeguarding issues worried or concerned them the most.
The event will be opened by Dr Sally Hollland, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, who will inform young people about their rights and their entitlement in Wales to have a say on matters that affect them.
The young people attending the conference will have the opportunity to take part in anti-bullying workshops provided by Bullies Out and knife crime workshops provided by Fearless.
During lunch young people will be able to discuss and gather a wide range of information at the ‘marketplace’ from a variety of organisations.
The event is being recorded by Gwent Safeguarding’s PressGang, a small group of young volunteers who will share their footage with the Safeguarding Board and share on the Gwent Safeguarding’s website and Youtube channel.
The day will finish with the young people voting on which safeguarding issue they want the Gwent Safeguarding Board to prioritise this year.
Show Racism the Red Card will be handing out red bags to the young people at the event in the Marketplace between 12 and 1pm.
For further information contact Steve Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01443 864546, follow the event on twitter @g_safeguarding #gwentyouthconf