Congratulations to Blaenau Gwent Youth Service and Rhondda Cynon Taff Services for Young People! Both these Welsh counties have successfully gained the I-Spect kite mark for providing quality information to young people in their local areas.
Earlier this year, these two youth services underwent the National Standards and Quality Assurance Framework self-assessment. This was then followed up by an inspection visit from young inspectors of the National I-Spect Team.
Supported by CLIConline (www.cliconline.co.uk), the I-Spect team carried out visits on youth facilities in the area and interviewed a variety of people including senior staff and key youth information workers. They also interviewed young people to find out what they thought of the provision of information in their areas.
After both assessments, the I-Spect team was pleased with the standard of information provision in both areas and recommended that both be awarded the I-Spect kite mark, on behalf of the Welsh Government. Both have now received a summary report from the I-Spect team and will shortly be receiving their I-Spect plaques.
For more information about the I-Spect Team and training to support young inspectors of information please contact Rachel Burton, Training Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Standards and Quality Information Framework for Information can be viewed at here (http://www.promo-cymru.org/resources-2/national-standards-quality-assurance-framework)