Annual Report 2018

Read the report

Our 2017/18 Annual Report is available to read here. 

At a glance

This year, we have:

  • Listened to 9443 children and young people all over Wales
  • Assisted 554 individual children and young people through our Investigation and Advice Service
  • Assessed progress on wheelchair access to schools
  • Published Sam’s Story report highlighting the views of 2000 children about bullying, developed resources for schools and put on a Sam’s Story exhibition in the Senedd
  • Brought forward new evidence on children’s experiences of play and leisure
  • Developed sensitive and powerful Tackling Islamophobia lessons for schools that changed children’s understanding and attitudes
  • Listened to the experiences of young people with learning disabilities, and their families, as they move towards adulthood
  • Secured a new legal duty for children’s rights in Additional Learning Needs provision in education
  • Secured further opportunities and resources for young people leaving care
  • Ensured that children and young people living in care had a chance to express their views through the Bright Spots survey
  • Worked with public bodies including health boards, Welsh Ambulances, Parc Prison, National Museums and local authorities to implement a Children’s Rights Approach
  • Published a new guide for schools on how to implement a children’s rights approach and supported thousands of pupils and their teachers to learn about rights and influence
    our work through our successful ambassador schemes
  • Produced a self-assessment toolkit with the Future Generations Commissioner for public bodies to work on children’s rights alongside the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015
  • Intervened to protect Sexual Assault Referral centres
  • Enabled primary schools to set up new, rewarding intergenerational clubs and activities with their older neighbours
  • Engaged with a primary school eco-committee to audit our environmental record, and changed our behaviour as a result
  • Become a Real Living Wage employer
  • Secured 763 pieces of media coverage for the Commissioner’s work


We make 15 recommendations to Welsh Government in the report.

We’ve made a video that summarises them:

If you want more information, or require the report in alternative formats, please phone 01792 765600 or email