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Waterford Comhairle na nÓg (City and County wide)

Manor Street Centre

Manor Street Youth and Community Centre Manor St. Waterford. X91TY8N

086-8368113

051-877328

Description

Comhairle na nÓg is the  local youth council for children and young people, aged 12-17, that give them a voice on the development of local policies and services. They are recognised key national structures for participation by children and young people in local decision making in all 31 local authorities of the country. Comhairle na nÓg provides a forum for young people to identify and work on issues of importance to them, before working with key local decision-makers, in a bid to achieve their desired outcome, impact or change. Comhairle works with young people from the county of Waterford and encourages young people to become active citizens in their local communities.

The Waterford Comhairle is made up of 35 young people from Youth Groups and Schools across the entire city and county, with 10 spaces reserved for young people from ‘seldom heard’ communities.

Waterford Comhairle has two main purposes:

  1. It represents the voice of young people on many representative bodies in Waterford, including the Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC), the ETB Youth Work committee,

 

  1. It enables young people to have an impact on a topic of their own choosing. Waterford Comhairle worked on a Project. In 2023 they worked on Relationship and Sexual Education, In 2024 they are working on Mental Health.

 

Staff Details

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Amy Doherty

Coordinator

051- 877328

086-8368113

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Manor Street Centre

Manor Street Youth and Community Centre Manor St. Waterford. X91TY8N

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