WAQ70411 (e) Tabled on 15/06/2016

Will the Welsh Government commit to engaging fully in the Campaign for a Children and Young People's Assembly for Wales' consultation about what a new youth assembly in Wales should look like?

Answered by Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children | Answered on 23/06/2016

Any democratically elected Young People's Assembly should sit with the National Assembly for Wales as the democratic body in Wales. The First Minister and former Presiding Officer have both stated this.

We are clear that the participation of children and young people will continue to be key in the development and delivery of our legislation, policies and programmes. We are committed to ensuring children and young people continue to have an active voice in the workings of this Government.

The Welsh Government funds a national model, Young Wales, to enable the voices of children and young people to be heard.

In the event of the establishment of a Young People's Assembly I would hope there would be collaboration with Young Wales in taking work forward.