Skewen-based Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting is celebrating after being presented with the Welsh Government Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales (Bronze) by the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning.
Launched in 2016 as part of the Welsh Government’s National Youth Work Strategy for Wales 2014-18, the Quality Mark provides a robust, independent, external assessment of the quality and performance of organisations that deliver youth work in Wales.
The Welsh Government Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales supports youth work organisations to challenge their practice and drive up quality youth work provision. It is designed to support the development of a more consistent youth work offer to young people across Wales and it will support services to build confidence in each other. The Quality Mark consists of:
- Three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold.
- Four Quality Standards within each level.
Whitehead-Ross Education achieved a ‘good’ grade for twelve areas, demonstrating effective working arrangements that benefit young people.
Ian Ross, Managing Director of Whitehead-Ross Education, said: “I am very proud of our dedicated Youth Workers and team who provide a high quality service to young people across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. As we lead up to Christmas, it is a rewarding end to the year to be presented with this award by the Minister and showcase the good work being done to support young people in our local communities.”
Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning, said: “Growing up can be like navigating an assault course, for all involved. It is vital that young people have the right opportunities that will help guide them on their journey and high quality youth work can help deliver these opportunities. This is why we have the Quality Mark so that we can raise the quality of youth work provision in Wales. I congratulate Whitehead-Ross Education on their bronze level Welsh Government Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales award and thank them for all the hard work they are doing to improve the lives of young people.”