10 Entitlements for Young People
The Welsh Assembly Government as the principle decider of youth work policy within Wales has put in place a wide range of programmes and policies, which aim to improve young people’s lives. A central theme to this is Extending Entitlement which states that support for young people in Wales should be structured around an entitlement for all young people to a range of services in the language of their choice, designed to promote their attainment and development as individuals.
Every young person between 11-25 years in Wales has a basic entitlement to:
- Education/Training - education, training and work experience - tailored to their needs
- Basic Skills - basic skills that open doors to a full life and promote social inclusion
- Volunteering - a wide and varied range of opportunities to participate in volunteering and active citizenship
- Quality Services - high quality, responsive and accessible services and facilities
- Careers Advice - independent, specialist careers advice and guidance and student support and counselling services.
- Personal Support - personal support and advice - where and when needed and in appropriate formats - with clear ground rules on confidentiality
- Issues Advice - advice on health, housing benefits and other issues provided in accessible and welcoming settings
- Recreation - recreational and social opportunities in a safe and accessible environment
- Develop Talents - sporting, musical and outdoor experience to develop talents, broaden horizons and promote rounded perspectives including both national and international contexts
- Participation - the right to be consulted, to participate in decision-making, and to be heard, on all matters that concern them or have an impact of their lives.