CYC Priorities 2023

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Over the last few months we have been looking at data that we received from the School Health Research Network (SHRN) and the Child Friendly Cardiff Pupil Survey. 

The SHRN is a partnership between Welsh Government, Public Health Wales, Cancer Research UK, the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD) and Cardiff University. Every two years they run a Student Health & Wellbeing survey which asks students about a range of health behaviours and outcomes as well as their age, gender and how they feel about school. There were over 11,000 respondents to this survey. 

The Child Friendly Cardiff Pupil Survey was designed to capture children’s views on a wide range of topics, including understanding their awareness of Children’s Rights, satisfaction with council and other public services, and what issues matter to them. There were over 7000 respondents to this survey. 

After going through this data and speaking with other young people we put forward 5 motions to be debated and voted upon so that we can set our priorities up until July 2024. 

The motions put forward were: 

  • Health & Wellbeing 
  • Bullying 
  • Environment 
  • Social Media (Fake news /reality) 
  • Cost of living 

On Wednesday 15th February we had a really good debate on the motions put forward and then voted on them. 

We used the single transferable voting system to ensure that what ever priorities were set had enough backing from our members and the outcome is that we will we focusing on 

  • Health & Wellbeing 
  • Cost of Living 

We will now start to look at developing our priorities into workable and achievable outcomes…. so watch this space. 

These are not the only things we will be working on this year as we have a newly from group looking at Gender Equality as well as the work our Children and Young People’s Advisory Board (CYPAB) are doing with the Child Friendly Cardiff Team. 

On top of this our Reformation group are working hard to help develop and improve what we do as a youth council.