CCfW News

Increasing concerns over essential safeguarding service

Vulnerable children and young people in the care system across Wales are still being denied the right to an independent professional 'voice', known as an advocate, fourteen years since a high profile inquiry (the Waterhouse Tribunal) into child abuse in care homes recommended the service should be available to all child complainants.

Short Breaks Report Launch

The Children's Commissioner for Wales, Keith Towler, is to launch a key piece of work that will examine the short breaks provision in Wales for disabled children and their carers in an event at the Senedd on July 3.

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.

Children’s Commmissioner for Wales welcomes independent review

A full independent review of the role and remit of the Children's Commissioner for Wales is to be undertaken in the near future.

Safer Internet Day

A wonderful webinar was held at Barry Island Primary School to discuss internet safety as part of the Super Ambassadors scheme.

Annual Report 2012/13

The Children's Commissioner for Wales' Annual Report 2012/13. Download the report as a PDF file and watch the executive summary.

Online Webinar

A successful online webinar took place in Tenby Junior school, with the Super Ambassadors meeting the Children's Commissioner to discuss children's rights.

Care Leavers Event 2013

Our second All Wales Care Leavers event was a big success. Held in the Atlantic College, Llantwit Major, it provided looked after young people with an opportunity to meet and share experiences with their peers, to quiz the Children's Commissioner and to tackle some great outdoor activities like climbing, canoeing and archery.

Jillings Report

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