Children's Commissioner for Wales


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Children's Commissioner for Wales

an officer originally established under the Care Standards Act 2000 and now consolidated with increased powers under the Children's Commissioner For Wales Act 2001. The principal functions are: the reviewing and monitoring of arrangements by service providers for dealing with complaints; ensuring that proper action is taken in response to information regarding possible unlawful or dangerous activities, or their concealment (‘whistleblowing’); and making persons available to represent children's views and providing them with advice and support (‘advocacy’). The Commissioner also has powers to provide advice and information, to examine cases without referral, to provide assistance including financial assistance, and representation, in respect of proceedings or disputes or in relation to the operation of procedures and arrangements monitored by the Commissioner and to report.
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The Children's Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland, has been invited to take part in a discussion session with Welsh Youth Parliament members on Thursday.
Their experiences are backed up by a recent report from the Children's Commissioner for Wales, which says flagship Welsh Government laws are failing to deliver the support needed for young people with learning disabilities.
"I have accepted, in principle, the recommendation by the Children's Commissioner for Wales for a statutory register for home-educated children and will be working with the commissioner to take this forward.
Now, Sally Holland, the Children's Commissioner for Wales, says the move is similar to other cultural shifts such as drink driving or same sex relationships.
In February this year the Welsh Government's announced plans for an independent review into the role and functions of the Children's Commissioner for Wales. It followed calls from Keith Towler for a review to reflect the developments and changes in Wales since his office was established.
But when the North Wales children's home scandal resurfaced one of the few legally held remaining copies was sent to the Children's Commissioner for Wales.
The children's commissioner for Wales Keith Towler has raised concern that disadvantaged children could be left out of targeted family support programmes because of spending cuts.
Filmclub Cymru, the Children's Commissioner for Wales and Save the Children Wales will work together to bring a broad range of cultural experiences and learning opportunities to the 200,000 young people in Wales currently living in poverty.
Children's Commissioner for Wales, Keith Towler, is backing an assembly committee attempt to increase the number of traffic-free paths for walking and cycling.
A Children's Commissioner for Wales Bill extending the powers of the Children's Commissioner for Wales to review and monitor complaints
THE CHILDREN'S Commissioner for Wales is set to write to a monastery on a holy island after historic sex abuse claims surfaced against a monk.
The Children's Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland, will be attending to meet families taking part in the event and to promote children's right to play under the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child.
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