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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.9 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 26 January 2021

LAST MODIFIED ON:  07/08/2020 15:00

Most of the ongoing debates relating to youth policy are around the response to COVID-19. The Welsh government has adopted a framework against which recovery measures will be evaluated regarding the global pandemic. Notably, this includes principles of intergenerational justice through reference to the Future Generations Act 2015.

The Welsh government also published a COVID-19 Resilience Guide for the Post-16 Sector outlining plans for learners and learn providers. You can read the guide here


Youth workers to register with the Education and Workforce Council

The Education (Wales) Act 2014 (the 2014 Act) reconfigured and renamed the General Teaching Council for Wales (GTCW); extending the remit of the body; and the composition of its membership in order for it to become the Education Workforce Council (‘the Council’). From April 2017, youth workers and youth support workers providing youth development services for or on behalf of schools, further education institutions, local authorities or voluntary organisations have been required to register with the Education Workforce Council.