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The Right Way: A Children’s Rights Approach in Wales


The Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland, has published a practical guide to help all public bodies adopt a children’s rights approach.

The Right Way: A Children’s Rights Approach in Wales is a principled and practical framework for working with children, grounded in the UNCRC, to help public bodies to integrate children’s rights into every aspect of decision-making, policy and practice.

All public bodies have a legal duty to contribute toward the realisation of children’s rights. A Children’s Rights Approach is consistent with these duties, and will help public bodies to meet their statutory duties.

Created with expert advice from the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People, it encourages public services across the country to commit to the UNCRC and to improve how they plan and deliver their services.

A Children’s Rights Approach means that:

  • Organisations will prioritise children’s rights in their work with children and families to improve children’s lives
  • All children are given opportunities are given the opportunities to make the most of their talents and potential
  • All children are given access to information and resources to enable them to take full advantage of their rights
  • Children are provided meaningful opportunities to influence decisions about their lives
  • Authorities and individuals are accountable to children for decisions, and for outcomes that affect children’s lives.


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