Know Your Rights!
The Cwm Taf Social Value Network Winter Event ‘Are we effectively involving and supporting children and young people?’ held at the Red House, Merthyr Tydfil,
was a great success with over 60 people getting involved in heated debate.
We heard about plans to invest in early intervention and prevention services in Cwm Taf to improve wellbeing through:
- A new children, young people and families plan to better support young people in the community;
- A ‘first 1000 days’ approach to prevent adverse childhood experience;
- An ‘Transformation’ application to Welsh Government to provide early help and reduce the pressure on public services, providing a rapid response to get people the support they need when they need it.
Involvement was a strong theme, and we were really excited to hear from children and young people who were meaningfully involved in a decision to commission substance misuse services in Cwm Taf;
The incredible story of a young carer, caring for both her mum and siblings;
Newly elected service user and care representatives told everyone about their new role on te Cwm Taf Social Services and Wellbeing Board
Kirrin Davidson, Office of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, talked about how to take a rights based approach to involving children and young people.
It was an awesome event, and we hope you can attend the next event, planned for Spring 2019, for further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01443 846221.