18 March 2021
Professor Sally Holland, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, and her team have recently developed a new guide for and with social care professionals – The Right Way: Social Care.
The third in a series of guides for professionals, which aim to embed a children’s rights approach into public sector practice, this latest addition aims to share the common approaches used by services when implementing the principles of a children’s rights approach and includes advice and guidance from young people themselves.
It also aims to further strengthen the responsibility on all those carrying out the functions of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 to pay due regard to children’s rights by bringing to the fore examples of how services are promoting rights and how this duty can be carried out in everyday practice.
The guide will be launched at a free virtual event on 14 April (see here for registration details), suitable for existing practitioners and those with an interest in social care, where the Commissioner will discuss the guide in full, share the views of care experienced young people and take questions about the work from the virtual audience.