Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru | National Assembly for Wales

Y Pwyllgor Plant, Pobl Ifanc ac Addysg | Children, Young People and Education Committee

Ymchwiliad i Waith Ieuenctid | Inquiry into Youth Work


YW 34

Ymateb gan : Clwb Ieuenctid Crosskeys

Response from : Crosskeys Youth Club


Question 1 - What are your views on young people’s access to youth work services, including, for example:

- levels of provision across Wales and any regional variation;

- issues relating to access for specific groups of young people e.g. language, disability, rurality, ethnicity.


Our club is all inclusive but other clubs are rough and very prejudice.

Not all clubs have many nights, ours has 3 nights.



If you believe that there are particular problems, how do you think they could be resolved?


Educate people about prejudice.


Question 2 - How effective do you think the Welsh Government strategy and policy on youth work is?

In considering this question you may wish to think about:

- the Welsh Government’s specific youth work policy and strategy such as ‘The Youth Work offer’; The Wales Charter for Youth Work; The National Youth Work Strategy for Wales 2014 to 2018;

- Welsh Government departmental responsibilities and whether there is a cross-departmental and co-ordinated approach to support youth work provision.


Should be more projects and councillors so we can speak to them. Need to be in youth clubs not all separate projects.


How do you think the Welsh Government could approach its youth work strategy and policy differently / to better effect?




Question 3 - What are your views on the funding available for youth work, including through Local Authority, Welsh Government, European Union, and Third Sector.


Not enough funding. Not all clubs should be council run.


If you believe there are problems in this area, how do you think they could be resolved?




Question 4 – Are there any other issues you consider relevant to the Inquiry that you think the Committee should be made aware of?

(for example: workforce related issues; the Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales; buildings and infrastructure; youth work in schools; transport issues; access to digital technology; Welsh Government’s consultation on proposals to register and inspect some out of school education settings).


Should provide transport for clubs. Clubs should be open through the summer.


Should have WiFi in clubs.



Question 5 - If you had to make one recommendation to the Welsh Government from all the points you have made, what would that recommendation be?