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Law to safeguard & strengthen agricultural industry receives Royal Assent
A new Welsh law to protect low paid agricultural workers and strengthen the agricultural industry has been granted Royal Assent by Her Majesty the Queen.
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- Law to safeguard & strengthen agricultural industry receives Royal Assent
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- Food Hygiene Rating (Promotion of Food Hygiene Ratings) (Wales) Regulations
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Ireland Wales cooperation Programme 2014-2020
- Amending the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009 to transpose Article 38 of the Offshore Safety Directive
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- The Ireland Wales Cooperation Programme 2014-2020
- Active Travel Action Plan
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Section highlightThe Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
The Bill aims to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - June 2014
Our pipeline provides visibility of infrastructure investment activity across Wales.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
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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.