Young Citizens (Citizenship Foundation)

Young Citizens (Citizenship Foundation)

Grant: £60,000
June 21, 2017

This project aims to build on the Citizenship Foundation’s work over the past six months, to improve the legal capability of young people in Wales. It responds to needs identified in and out of schools, within the legal profession, by the Welsh Government and academic institutions.

It will,

  • continue to work with secondary schools and colleges to better understand their PLE needs, and shape initiatives accordingly.
  • continue to increase the diversity and number of schools participating in the Mock Trials competitions – encouraging new schools from less advantaged areas to take part in new and existing heats.
  • make new bilingual Law in Wales resources available for free to all schools via Hwb (the Welsh Government’s schools digital platform) and through the SmartLaw website – and adapt existing resources in accordance with the Welsh Government’s devolved powers.
  • continue to create flexible and affordable opportunities for legal and other professionals to further PLE in schools and colleges.

A feasibility study on delivering PLE to young people outside the formal education sector – including youth groups, roma people and pupil referral units will also be undertaken.

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