Green Growth Wales »The proposed Green Growth Wales fund aims to increase and accelerate projects to deliver green investment in Wales.Learn more »
New report sees progress being made in tackling substance misuse
The ‘2014 Substance Misuse Annual Report’ outlines the progress being made to tackle substance misuse throughout Wales.
- Launch of Innovation Advisory Council for Wales
- First Minister begins visit to strengthen links with India
- New report sees progress being made in tackling substance misuse
In this section
- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Review of the existing policy on disposal of higher activity radioactive waste
- Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013: new regulations
- National Training Framework on gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence
- Review of the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment Duty on Local Authorities
- Travelling to better health
- Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014: Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales
Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Draft Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.View upcoming calendar »
Rights for children and young people
We formally adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in 2004.
In the same year we adopted the Convention as the basis of all our policy-making for children and young people. We have articulated this through our seven core aims.
We are committed to making the principles of the UNCRC a reality for all children and young people in Wales. Major cultural change does not happen overnight; full implementation of the UNCRC is a long term strategic objective.
Getting it right: a 5-year action plan
The UN Committee in Geneva published its Concluding Observations following examination of the progress made by the UK in 2008. The Concluding Observations highlight areas where further work is needed.
As a part of this process 16 priorities for Wales were identified. These priorities have been used as the basis for developing the UNCRC Action Plan for Wales - Getting it right.
The action plan, launched in November 2009, sets out what we will do over the next five years to address the priority areas and the Concluding Observations of the Committee. We will continue to work closely with our non-governmental organisations (NGO) partners in Wales and with children and young people.
The Commissioner protects and promotes the rights and welfare of children and young people in Wales. He/she also monitors progress by Government in implementing children and young people’s human and civil rights.
Children and young people have a right to be heard and advocates help this to happen. Advocacy is a process that helps children and young people to speak up for themselves and access their rights.
How we work
We develop key policies by working closely with many NGO and with children and young people themselves. We make these policies into legislation where powers to do so are devolved to Wales.
We also work closely with local authorities and their partners to deliver our policies for children and young people.