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Curriculum and Assessment Bill must go further to ensure the rights and wellbeing of children

Responding to the announcement of the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Professor Sally Holland, says: […]

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Commissioner responds to HM Inspectorate of Probation report about Cardiff Youth Offending Service

Responding to the report published today by HM Inspectorate of Probation about Cardiff Youth Offending Service, Professor Sally Holland, Children’s […]

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“Welsh Government should not abandon years of work on urgent changes to protect the rights of home educated children”

In response to the Welsh Government’s decision to not bring forward new Regulations and Statutory Guidance for elective home education […]

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‘Major change needed’ in mental health and wellbeing care for vulnerable children

Some of Wales’ most vulnerable children are being bounced between services who cannot agree who is responsible for their care, […]

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‘We need to pull together now to remove barriers that are preventing our children from learning and our teachers from teaching’

Responding to the recently-published research by UCL on children’s experiences of home learning and the developments yesterday which throw doubt […]

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Commissioner responds to Welsh Government guidance for re-opening school buildings

Responding to new guidance issued today by the Welsh Government about the return to school in June 2020, Professor Sally […]

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Response to the NSPCC’s How Safe 2015 report

'From these figures it seems children, young people, as well as adult survivors of childhood abuse, are gaining trust in the justice system and feel they will be listened to and taken seriously when they speak out.

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Pupil Referral Units seen as an afterthought

A report looking at pupil referral units, where some of Wales' most vulnerable learners are taught, has concluded that practice is inconsistent and that they're too often seen as an afterthought both within local and national priorities.

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Jillings Report

Statement issued by the Office of the Children's Commissioner for Wales following publication of the Jillings report.

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