CWVYS logo CWVYS, the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Work Services, is the independent representative body for the voluntary youth work sector in Wales.

The aims are to represent, support and give a collective voice to its membership of national and local organisations in their work with over 250,000 young people in Wales. CWVYS works in partnership with agencies promoting good youth work practice.

CWVYS is a membership body, with over 90 members organisations ranging from national bodies with many constituent youth groups to more locally or regionally-based organisations.

CWVYS works collaboratively with a wide range of partner agencies, including the Welsh Government, Local Authority youth services, Welsh Local Government Association, Education & Training Standards (ETS) Wales and Training Agency Group Education Workforce Council, Police Crime Commissioners Offices and many more.

Benefits of CWVYS membership include:

  • Information directly on the Youth Work sector in Wales – and developments such as the new National Youth Work Strategy, connections with the New Curriculum for Wales and the opportunity to provide views to CWVYS who in turn represents the sector directly to Welsh Government and ministers,
  • Up to date information on the latest in youth work training and qualifications in Wales, and as part of the Adult Learning Wales partnership with CWVYS, access free of charge to youth work training (subject to application and availability of places) and share training opportunities via the CWVYS Training Consortium,
  • Invitations to attend and contribute to regional meetings to gain information, meet key stakeholder, share and collaborate,
  • Regular mailings of information and funding opportunities
  • And much more as you will see from the membership pack.

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