Welsh Youth Parliament met virtually for the first time with the First Minister, Minister for Education and the Llywydd. They discussed the effect Coronavirus has had on the lives of young people and the challenges they faced.
The Assembly's Outreach team have been talking to pupils and teachers across Wales about concerns regarding access to textbooks and learning resources for GCSE and A Levels.
The Panel recently published a report calling for more Assembly Members, a more proportional electoral system with gender quotas and lowering the voting age to 16.
Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People - summary of survey results. www.assembly.wales/seneddcype @SeneddCYPE
Published on 28 Apr 2017 You asked for a youth parliament, we listened. This consultation is the first step towards getting the ball rolling and to make sure your views are considered on all aspects. Visit http://youthparliament.wales.
LIVE from the Senedd - Dai Lloyd AM, Chair of the Assembly's Health, Social Care and Sport Committee.
The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee spoke with businesses across Wales to hear what they thought about business rates.
Watch our interview with Bethan Jenkins AM tomorrow to learn about the new Culture, Welsh Language and Communications committee, their aims for the Fifth Assembly and how you can have your say on what their priorities should be. Are you passionate about the arts? The Welsh language? Broadcasting and media in Wales? We want you to tell us your ideas. Watch this video to find out how! Bethan Jenkins AM is the Chair to the new Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee at the National Assembly for Wales. The Committee is a group of eight Assembly Members from across Wales who represent the five political parties who make up the Assembly. Their jobs is to look at things like culture, the Welsh language, broadcasting and the media and ask what people and organisations in Wales think about them. By doing this, the committee can make sure that the Welsh Government’s decisions about these things are in the best interests of Wales and its people. Bethan Jenkins AM talks about what she hopes the committee can achieve during the Fifth Assembly, and wants to know whether you have ideas you’d like to share about these issues and what their priorities should be.
The National Assembly for Wales hosted a series of events across Swansea to increase engagement with the Assembly’s work. The programme of events was part of Presiding Officer, Dame Rosemary Butler AM’s drive to demonstrate to the people of Wales how the Assembly is working for them. During the week, Swansea hosted three formal Assembly committee meetings, and the Assembly will work with various schools, colleges and community groups to inform them about how the Assembly works and opportunities to influence its work.
Laws made in Wales need to be clearer, fully scrutinised and should not be constrained by incomplete or poor policy development, according the National Assembly’s Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee.
Assembly Members express their views on lowering the voting age. This is part of a national conversation with young people. To complete the survey please visit bit.ly/Vote16Wales
Should the voting age be lowered to 16? The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales, Dame Rosemary Butler AM, wants to hear what you think……
The Environment and Sustainability Committee has been looking at the issue of Recycling in Wales over the last few months. As part of this inquiry, the Committee heard from over 3,252 people, including 2,377 young people through a survey. This video shows what’s happened with that information. You can find more information about the inquiry here: http://www.senedd.assembly.wales/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=9794 @SeneddEnv #RecycleWales
The National Assembly for Wales's Health and Social Care Committee is currently looking into the issue of new psychoactive substances - also known as legal highs - in Wales. At the end of the inquiry the Committee will write a report with recommendations to the Welsh Government based on the evidence received. Once the Committee has finished its inquiry you will be able to find the report on the Health and Social Care Committee's web page: www.assemblywales.org/hsc-committee You can also follow discussions on social media: Storify: https://storify.com/assemblywales/inquiry-into-new-psychoactive-substances-legal-hig Twitter: @seneddhealth #NPS #legalhighs Help and support If you or somebody you know has been affected by the use of legal highs, or if you would like more information about them, you can contact Dan 24/7 for advice. Dan 24/7 is a free and confidential helpline for anyone in Wales wanting further information or help relating to drugs and or alcohol. You can find more information here: www.dan247.org.uk Freephone: 0808 808 2234 or text DAN to: 81066
A new inquiry by the National Assembly for Wales’ Health and Social Care Committee will examine the impacts of alcohol and substance misuse on people in Wales, current Welsh Government policies and local service provision across Wales. The closing date for the consultation is Friday 9 January 2015. You can follow the Committee on Twitter at @seneddhealth or follow #ASMinquiry on Twitter http://goo.gl/CeUv7v HSCCommittee@wales.gov.uk
Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill – Stage 1 Report
The Committee has published a report on its inquiry into progress made to date on implementing the Welsh Government’s Cancer Delivery Plan.
Chair of the Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister, David Melding AM, talks about the session with First Minister looking at climate change in Wales. The Committee asked questions suggested by members of the public and organisations through Twitter using #AskFirstMin. www.assemblywales.org
The Enterprise and Business Committee is responsible for looking at areas such as the jobs, roads, rail, tourism and higher education. It examines what the Welsh Government is doing to strengthen these areas and suggests ways to make improvements. Eluned Parrott AM explains how the Committee works and how you can get involved.
Darren Millar AM explains what the Public Accounts Committee does and how you can get involved. www.assemblywales.org/SeneddPAC
Enterprise and Business Committee -- Inquiry into Youth Entrepreneurship This video was shown to the Enterprise and Business Committee for its Inquiry into Youth Entrepreneurship. The video contains contributions from young people with aspirations of setting up a business, those who have set up their business, and staff and advisors who assist young people throughout the process. http://www.senedd.assemblywales.org/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=6052
The National Assembly for Wales' Environment and Sustainability Committee has undertaken a short inquiry into water policy in Wales. http://www.senedd.assemblywales.org/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=5272
The Enterprise and Business Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the Welsh Government’s approach to the promotion of trade and inward investment. The terms of reference for the inquiry are: - How effective is the Welsh Government’s approach to the promotion of trade and inward investment? - How well does the Welsh Government work with its UK Government partners (UK Trade and Investment, and UK Export Finance)?
If you're aged between 11 and 18, we need your help. We want you to tell us what matters to you, what you expect from us and what we can do to make sure your voice is heard. We need you to tell us what the best ways would be for you to get involved in the Assembly's work.