Welsh Government accepts Children’s Commissioner’s recommendations
The Welsh Government has accepted, or accepted in principle, all the recommendations made by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland, in her 2017 – 2018 annual report.
The report includes 15 recommendations for the Welsh Government to improve services for children and young people in Wales. The recommendations cover a range of areas, including: health, education, children’s services and transport.
The report also highlights areas where the Welsh Government has made progress, including improving advocacy and the development of legislation to remove the defence of reasonable punishment.
In response to accepting the recommendations, the Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies said:
‘I am pleased that as a Government we were able to accept or accept in principle all of the Commissioner’s recommendations. This demonstrates how seriously children’s rights are being taken across the Welsh Government. We continue to share a common goal with the Commissioner of ensuring children are at the heart of all that we do.’