New annual report by Children's Commissioner
The Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Keith Towler has published his annual report and accounts for 2011 – 2012.
The annual report covers the main areas of work undertaken by the Commissioner’s office over the last 12 months.
In the play section of the report the Commissioner states:
‘Last year I awaited with keen interest the publication of regulations, standards and guidance in relation to duties on play included in the Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010. While I am disappointed at the delay in
their publication I understand that regulations, standards and guidance in relation to duties on play are about to be published.
‘It is imperative that Welsh Government provides local authorities with the direction they need to implement the provisions for play within the 2010 Measure. In a period of financial constraint I am concerned that provision for play may be viewed as an added extra rather than as the right of every child.’