Listening to young people

16th February 2023


This week my team attended three health and wellbeing roadshows at Coleg Gwent’s campuses in Ebbw Vale, Torfaen, and Newport.

The roadshows’ theme was healthy relationships, and the team provided a range of leaflets and advice on how to stay safe online, how to avoid romance fraud, and on the dangers and consequences of ‘sexting’, which is sending and or receiving nude images.

Officers from Gwent Police joined some of the sessions and talked to learners about the variety of roles within policing and the recruitment processes to join Gwent Police. For more information about the pathways into policing visit the Gwent Police website.

The events also provided an opportunity to promote my Youth Question Time event in March. Young people will have a chance to ask the Chief Constable of Gwent Police, Pam Kelly; the Children’s Commissioner for Wales; Dr Jane Dickson, Sexual Health, and Reproductive Consultant at ABUHB; and myself questions about the things that are important to them.

Youth Question Times takes place on Wednesday 15 March, 6-8pm at Coleg Gwent’s Torfaen Learning Zone in Cwmbran. If you are interested in finding out more please contact my office:

Talking and listening to young people is important to help me understand how they feel about the communities they live in. I look forward to more events at Coleg Gwent and hope to see young people from across Gwent’s five counties at Youth Question Time in March.