Learning Disability Wales is delighted to share with you that we will be a partner organisation to the new Welsh Youth Parliament which is launching in January 2019. We are looking forward to making sure that young disabled people are represented.

We will be publishing news of how you can put yourself forward for election early in September. In the meantime check out the website www.youthparliament.wales

In January 2019 a Welsh Youth Parliament made of 60 young people will launch.

60 young people aged 11 – 18 from will become Welsh Youth Parliament Members.

People will be able to elect 40 of them by voting in their election in November 2018. In order to vote, people will need to register. The remaining 20 will be elected by partner organisations. The parliament has been put together this way to make sure they have representation from diverse groups of young people.

Learning Disability Wales will be one of the partner organisations and we will ensure that young disabled people will be represented.

Every two-year session of the Welsh Youth Parliament will:

  • Empower Wales’ young people to identify, raise awareness of and debate the important issues that are important to them.
  • 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 they are doing with the issues young people have raised.

They will be working directly with the National Assembly for Wales to make young people’s voices heard, by those with the power to make change.