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Written Statement - Publication of the report following the Independent Review of the Role and Functions of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales

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The Welsh Government has announced an independent review into the role and functions of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales (CCfW).
Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty

Today I have received the report of the Independent Review of the Role and Functions of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales from Dr Mike Shooter.

A copy of the report, along with a young person version, is attached to this Statement.  The report includes a series of wide-ranging recommendations for the Welsh Government.  I will be considering these in more detail and will make a further, substantive statement in the New Year.

I would like thank Dr Shooter for leading the review, the current Children’s Commissioner and his office, and the significant number of stakeholders, including children and young people, for their proactive input into the review.  This is testament to the fact we all have a common aim, which is to have a Children’s Commissioner for Wales who is as strong and effective as possible and a champion for children and young people