Principal Youth Officers' Group (Wales)

The Wales Principal Youth Officers' Group is a professional learning community of serving officers, comprising of principal youth officers from within the 22 local authorities in Wales. The term “principal youth officer” means the officer nominated by each local authority who is the strategic head of the Youth Service.


The Group has an established role in:


  • advising on the strategic development and delivery of Youth Services and other associated initiatives on behalf of local authorities in Wales
  • providing a considered, coordinated and professional contribution to the development of Youth Services and associated initiatives in Wales


Youth Work in Wales: Principles and Purposes

Youth Work in Wales: Principles and Purposes sets out the key principles which underpin youth work and provides an overview of its nature, purposes and delivery. This document has been produced for managers and trustees of youth organisations, politicians, local authority elected members and officers, practitioners, trainers and people training to be youth workers.

All publications by the Wales Principal Youth Officers' Group 

For information contact: Tim Opie


The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) represents the interests of local government and promotes local democracy in Wales.

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