Wales will be launching the first youth parliament in January 2019 and Learning Disability Wales is one of the partner organisations supporting young disabled people to have a voice.
1 January 2019 – 31 December 2020. For more information visit the Welsh Youth Parliament website.
Voted for by young people
60 young people aged 11 – 18 are your Welsh Youth Parliament Members.
You elected 40 of them by voting in the Youth Parliament election in November 2018. The remaining 20 were elected by young people from partner organisations. Learning Disability Wales is proud to be one of these organisations.
Putting the Youth Parliament together this way makes sure there is representation from diverse groups of young people.
Run by young people
The issues that the Welsh Youth Parliament will raise awareness of will be chosen by young people, backed by the young people you chose to be your Welsh Youth Parliament Members.
Your Welsh Youth Parliament Members will highlight and debate your issues at a national level, gathering views from other young people across the country and working with those with the power to make change.
How the Youth Parliament will work
Every two-year session of the Welsh Youth Parliament will:
- Empower Wales’ young people to identify, raise awareness of and debate the important issues to young people.
- Listen to young people in Wales, represent their views, and act on the issues that are important to them.
- Work with young people in Wales, share what the Youth Parliament is doing with the issues they have raised.
For more information visit the Welsh Youth Parliament website, or speak to Zoe Richards at Learning Disability Wales, phone 029 2068 1160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.