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We lead in Wales to ensure children have the best possible start in life, supporting physical and emotional well being throughout. What we do is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

We are responsible for ensuring that all children and young people enjoy the best possible: 

  • physical 
  • mental 
  • social and 
  • emotional health, including freedom from abuse, victimisation and exploitation.

Our work is to implement policies in all areas of government which safeguard the needs of children.

We do this through the elements of the Programme for Government relating to Children and Young People, including:

  • Introduce the Children and Young Persons Bill.
  • Ensure children have the best possible start in life by implementing a range of  initiatives, including Flying Start, Intensive Family Support Teams, and Families First.