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Child poverty strategy 2012

Children's Commissioner for Wales
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Commisiynydd Plant Cymru 2012 Onwards Design by Published by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, 2012 This report is available in alternative formats by phoning us on 01792 765600 or emailing us at [email protected] 04 Foreword by Keith Towler 06 Child poverty 08 A rights-based approach to tackling child poverty 12 Communities First area visits 2012 14 Community Ambassadors 16 Equality Impact Assessment 18 Employment policy 20 Welsh Government’s seven core aims 46 The Children’s Commissioner for Wales’ three key commitments on child poverty 48 Further information 50 Footnotes There is a set of laws, including the Care Standards Act 2000 and Children’s Commissioner for Wales Act 2001, which explains the role and responsibilities of the Commissioner. We want to see Wales as a country where children and young people are respected, valued, listened to and supported to lead safe and happy lives. There’s a team of people who work with Keith – in Swansea and Colwyn Bay – to help him: –––– support children and young people to find out about children’s rights –––– listen to children and young people to find out what’s important to them –––– advise children, young people and those who care for them if they feel they’ve got nowhere else to go with their problems –––– influence government and other organisations who say they’re going to make a difference to children’s lives, making sure they keep their promises to children and young people –––– speak up for children and young people nationally on important issues – being the children’s champion in Wales. You can find and download copies of all our reports on our website: 2Child Poverty Strategy 2012 3Child Poverty Strategy 2012 Child poverty has been a consistent issue of concern for my office since its inception in 2001. The Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 placed a duty on the Welsh Govern

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