The Children’s Commissioner for Wales has published a Spotlight Report – Article 31: the right for all children to have rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities and to participate in cultural life and the arts. This is accompanied by a child and young person friendly online video storyboard which summarises the key messages and findings.
The main issues are directed at Local Authorities and include:
* Promoting the right to play and recreation and that the local authority has a key part to play in this;
* Ensuring that there are arrangements in place for all children and young people to have meaningful opportunities to be involved in decisions that affect them, particularly in relation to the statutory play sufficiency processes.
For other organisations who are involved in delivering play, leisure, sport, arts, culture and heritage opportunities across Wales the message is to ensure that the key messages contained in the report are considered within the context of their work and to consider having discussions about adopting a Children’s Rights Approach.
Begin the bilingual journey
With over 65,000 children in Welsh-medium or bilingual primary schools in Wales, why do parents consider the Welsh language important for their children? Download the guide for more information.
Meic, the helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales, has released a new interactive video, to help children and young people to get a better understanding of their rights, and what they can do if they aren’t being listened to.
To view the interactive video, please click here
You can follow the video campaign from 24 July 2017 on Meic’s Facebook (@meic.cymru), Twitter (@meiccymru) and Instagram (@meic.cymru).
Securing Wales’ Future Moving from the European Union to a new relationship with Europe
In June 2016 there was a vote: Do we want to stay part of the European Union (EU) or leave?
A majority of people in the UK voted ‘leave’.
Having a Single Market makes buying and selling (trading) between EU countries much easier.
People move between EU countries for work and study.
Countries pay to be a member of the EU and also receive funding from the EU.
We get about £680 million in EU funding each year.
The amount of funding Wales gets from the EU is more than we pay in.
Wales has its own government. We work to improve the lives of people in Wales.
- Protections for people and the environment
The UK has been part of the EU for more than 40 years. There are lots of laws and policies that have been good for Wales.
Leaving the EU isn’t simple. There’s a part of EU law called Article 50. It gives any EU country the right to leave. It also sets out how to leave.
We’re going to keep you updated on our plans to leave the EU.
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