An online survey asking Wales’ children and young people for their views and opinions during the Coronavirus pandemic has launched today.
|Named Coronavirus and Me, the survey is open to those aged 7 to 18 and covers key themes and issues including about their health, education, the impact on social aspects of their lives and the needs of specific groups.
Welsh Government has teamed up with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Children in Wales and Welsh Youth Parliament / Senedd Ieuenctid Cymru to design the nation-wide survey. They are the first government in the UK to formally seek the views of its country’s children and young people.
The results will help to inform the Welsh Government’s approach to working with and communicating to Wales’ younger generation during and beyond the pandemic.
To enable a diverse range of children and young people to take part – including children under 7 and those with additional support needs – a symbols version of the survey is available as well as picture activity task as an alternative of filling out the text version of the survey.
Welsh Youth Parliament Member Jonathon Dawes, who represents the Vale of Clwyd, is encouraging young people to take the opportunity to have their voices heard. Jonathon said:
Finlay Bertram, Welsh Youth Parliament Member for Newport West, added:
The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, Julie Morgan, said:
Speaking directly to children and young people, the Minister continued:
Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Professor Sally Holland, said:
The survey will be widely promoted through social media, partnership networks and the Welsh Government’s Hwb website.
The survey is accessible here: www.childcomwales.org.