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Children and young people’s wellbeing monitor for Wales

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  • Release date: 11 December 2015
  • Period covered: 2015
A report to assess progress and design policies to improve the outcomes for children and young people.

The Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Monitor for Wales was published for the first time in November 2008. A second edition was published in March 2011. This is the third edition.

The aim of the series is to provide a multi-dimensional picture of children and young people’s wellbeing (aged 0 to 25) in Wales using a variety of wellbeing indicators and other statistical and research sources. It comprises a key resource for those working on policy and programme development.

Previous editions have provided useful context to policy making relating to children and young people, such as child poverty and children’s rights, and have helped work on measuring children and young people’s wellbeing. The series has also served as a means of highlighting to the wider research community where information is currently missing.

Producing the Monitor is one of the initiatives that the Welsh Government has taken to fulfil its commitment to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. For this reason, the structure of the Monitor is based on themes taken from the Welsh Government’s seven core aims for children and young people which are underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

2015 Edition

The aim of the 2015 edition was to produce an updated version of the 2011 Monitor, although without commissioning any bespoke research and focusing on producing shorter summaries of existing statistics and research. The new edition maintained the same thematic chapters as the last Monitor, as well as new introductory and concluding sections on recent policy developments, improvements in the measurement of child wellbeing and international comparisons.


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