The following is a mini news item from Hafal’s Big Lottery-funded Young People’s Information Hub. To access the Hub please click here.
Hafal Chief Executive Bill Walden-Jones has said the authors of the recently published “Voices of Children and Young People in Wales Study” should be “congratulated for letting children and young people speak for themselves.”
Writing in his blog, Bill stated:
“Having just happily revisited childhood in my last post I find a lot of interesting stuff to look at in the latest Assembly Government ‘Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Monitor’.
“I was particularly struck by the supplementary report ‘Voices of Children and Young People in Wales Study’ which presents a series of quotations from children and young people, many of them penetrating.
“I hope the writers of the report, who should be congratulated for letting children and young people speak for themselves, will not mind me saying that their line of questions (evidently set in the strange language of ‘wellbeing’) is comprehensively trumped by the more expansive responses they received.
“The section on psychological wellbeing (page 48) is not the most interesting in terms of insight into that very issue because the answers to practical, ‘real’ questions about family, friends, money, and so on unsurprisingly yield much more depth.
“The section on ambitions for the future is the best, illustrating the decline with age from a clear and lucid goal.”
To read Bill’s Blog please visit: http://billwaldenjones.blogspot.com/
To read the “Voices of Children and Young People in Wales Study” please visit: http://wales.gov.uk/docs/caecd/research/110328voicescyp.pdf