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Engaging with SSCE Cymru RSLO North Wales

RSLO North Wales

Nia Williams

NiaWilliams5@ynysmon.gov.uk
07813 720083

Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey and Wrexham

Nia has almost 20 years’ experience as a qualified youth worker, having worked within Careers Wales for a number of years on various schemes with employers, educational establishments and children of all ages in a supportive role and delivering motivational workshops. She recently worked for a charity leading several projects supporting vulnerable, marginalised children and families throughout Anglesey and Gwynedd.

Nia was a part of an all Wales scheme for Oxfam Cymru on the Sustainable Livelihoods Project and has developed and delivered several training packages to staff within various organisations including, housing, education and the Department for Work and Pensions.

Nia helped develop and run a project funded by Children in Need and The National Lottery, which successfully supported children to find an educational package that met their needs and to remain within the responsibility of the Local Education Authority.

Nia also volunteered for the NSPCC within the school services and is a fluent English and Welsh speaker.

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Service children’s quotes

"As soon as we get used to a house, you get moved - I’ve been to four schools and moved six times."

Aiden

"I lived in Nepal, then we went to Brunei, then Malaysia."

Ashim

"In my eyes you have hundreds of friends in different places."

Chloe

"I’m used to moving now and mixing with the children... I’ve done it so many times it’s just a normal thing now."

Chloe

"It's ok talking over skype and that but sometimes you just want a hug when Dad is away."

Georgia

"I’ve enjoyed going around to lots of places around the world, its adventurous and exciting."

Harry

"In my eyes you have hundreds of friends in different places."

Ieuan

"My mum got a chalk board and it says how many sleeps on it with chalk, every minute it’s getting closer for him coming home."

Mia

"I don’t want him to get promoted... I want him to get promoted but I don’t want to leave."

Oliver

"I might be going to boarding school so that I don’t change schools every few years."

Ryan

"I've been to seven different schools; I’ve not stayed put in one school long enough."

Shana

"He has been away for six months and he is back for two weeks, then he goes away again."

Sianed

"My parents were in the Army. My mum is a like a nurse and my dad went to the war in Afghanistan. I actually didn’t really know what he was doing so I was like, ‘Cool Dad, go there’, but then I found out and thought, 'Thank God he came back alive.'"

Sanjog

"He signed off last week, so he will be done by the end of this year. He’s done 24 years. I find that better because he will be around a lot. He likes watching us playing rugby, so he will get to see us more."

Lewis

"I’m going to a new place entirely. They don’t know anything about me and that’s a big restart and that’s really good for me."

Piaras

"I moved to Wales because my dad was posted in the Army. I thought I would get bullied and I was shy when you meet new people, but I made some friends."

Dan