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Sally’s Blog

Here you’ll find the blog of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland.

Sam’s Story

This blog was sent to us by a pupil from Newport High School as part of our Sam's Story report. During #AntiBullyingWeek 2017, we launched a set of anti-bullying resources to use in Primary and Secondary schools.

An excellent launch day

This guest post was written by Josh Houston, a young person who attended the launch of our Sam’s Story report whilst on work experience with us. For #AntiBullyingWeek, we’ve launched resources for primary and secondary schools; these resources are closely related to our Sam’s Story report. Upon arrival at

Remembering Rhodri

So many of us in Wales have vivid memories and fond recollections of Rhodri Morgan, our former First Minister, who died suddenly on 17 May. Known universally by his first name alone, when my husband woke me to tell me that Rhodri had died, I didn’t need to ask

Third meeting and invited for a third year!

Guest post by Tom Sturt - Young People's Advisory Panel Member. On Wednesday 22nd of February, the Young People’s Advisory Panel met for a third time in our term.

Birchgrove Primary – Our Rights Respecting Journey

Guest blog from Birchgrove Primary At Birchgrove Primary school part of our school’s aim is to develop happy, successful children. To promote this we have been working towards recognition as a “Rights Respecting School” and have recently been awarded Rights Respecting Schools Level 1. Bringing children’s rights to the

Is social media anti social? The verdict from 10-year-olds

At the end of last year I had the pleasure of attending my first ever primary school debate. Although I regularly hear primary school children expressing themselves in an articulate way about social issues of the day, this was the first time I had seen them being given the chance

Making legal proceedings accessible for children

  Guest post by Rachel – Policy Adviser Creating content that is accessible to children and young people is something we’re seeing more and more of, but rarely do we associate ‘plain English’ or ‘child friendly’ versions with legal proceedings. However, judges are now being encouraged to publish the