Welcome to the first Travelling Ahead Advice and Advocacy Bulletin.
This is the first biannual update aimed at organisations providing advice, support and advocacy to children, young people and their families around Wales
In 2015 we carried out a short mapping excercise asking advocacy services about their provision for young Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. This was followed up by a meeting with the All Wales Advocacy Providers Network hosted by Children in Wales. In their feedback to us:
- some organisations had some contact and experience of advocating for Gypsy, Roma or Traveller children
- most felt that they would welcome more awareness raising and knowledge about specific issues and how to develop positive links
- most wanted to increase their support to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people and their communities
- almost everyone said they would welcome training
So! This bulletin intends to provide you and your organisation with information and links that you can use to improve and strengthen your advice and advocacy services to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children and their families around Wales
We'll be keeping you informed on news, events and what the project is up to as well as opportunities for you to work with us AND we'll aim to keep you updated on some key documents, policy and legislation that you might need to know about if you are supporting the voices and rights of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children in Wales.