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Call for evidence – Review of the role and functions of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Children in Wales

A call for evidence has been issued for a review into the role of the Children’s Commissioner for wales.

The position of Children’s Commissioner for Wales was created in 2001 to safeguard and promote the rights and welfare of children and young people in Wales.

The review was announced last month and will be led by Dr Mike Shooter, an expert in the children’s sector.

The review will focus on six key areas:

1. the role and functions of a Children’s Commissioner for Wales;
2. the impact that the role has had;
3. the suitability and effectiveness of the underpinning legislation;
4. accountability and governance;
5. value for money; and
6. accessibility.

The call for evidence will be open until 3 October 14. A report will be released in December with recommendations to Welsh Government across these six areas.

A website has been set up for the review, where you can find full details of the call for evidence, and the work that Dr Shooter is doing: http://uncrcletsgetitright.co.uk/ccfw/

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