As Wales’ independent commissioners for Children and for Future Generations we have distinct roles but common interests. We want to enable public bodies to put children’s rights to be safe, healthy and to flourish here and now at the centre of their planning and delivery. We also want to ensure that they plan for the long-term – for the rest of the lives of children living in their communities now, and for future generations still unborn.

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A collaboration 
between the 
Future Generations 
Commissioner & 
the Childrens 
for Wales

The Wrexham We Want


Wrexham’s Public Service Board (PSB) approached its local Youth Parliament ‘Senedd yr Ifanc’ to discuss how they might become involved (and support other young people’s involvement) in identifying key aspirations for Wrexham, now and in the future. Senedd yr Ifanc decided to carry out its own research project to capture the views of young people and contribute its findings to Wrexham’s Well-being Assessment. Young people on the Senedd received training on the Well-being of Future Generations Act, research ethics, research methods and communications. The young researchers carried out quantitative and qualitative research with young people aged 11-25 who live, work, socialise or educated in Wrexham on issues that included education, health, employment and transport. Along with face-to-face interviews, the research survey received 340 responses.

The research findings were fed into the PSB group, and used to ensure that the voice of young people was represented throughout Wrexham’s Well-being Assessment. Young people will remain engaged in the process of developing its Well-being plan. The findings were also reported to Customers, Performance, Resources and Governance scrutiny committee within Wrexham Council, and as a result of this presentation, the Chairs of each scrutiny committee are discussing ways to involve young people more regularly in their work