Children's Rights

Children's Rights App

Welcome to the Our Rights – Wales app. This app (bilingual) was developed with and for the Welsh Government to help people living in Wales find out more about children and young people's rights.  The mobile app will be one of a kind as it will provide information on the articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) but also details and locations of national support services. This app was made with the help of children and young people. Follow the external link:-

Children's Rights Commissioner Wales 

 Children's rights are all the things that children and young people need to make sure that they are safe, have the things they need to survive and develop, and have a say in decisions that affect their lives.
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    Support children and young people to find out about children's rights
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    Listen to children and young people to find out what's important to them
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    Advise children, young people and those who care for them if they feel they've got nowhere else to go with their problems
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    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
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    Speak up for children and young people nationally on important issues - being the children's champion in Wales

We work for every child and young person in Wales who is under 18, or 25 years old if they've been in care.

Sally Holland is the current Children's Commissioner for Wales, a post she's held since April 2015, for more information click this link to their website.

Rights of looked after children and young people

If you are a child or young person who is Looked After by Caerphilly County Borough Council (CCBC), you have the following rights:

  • Right to care of a high standard
  • Right to be safe
  • Right to contact with the people that are important to you
  • Right to be treated and valued as an individual
  • Right to be healthy
  • Right to an education that suits you and your needs
  • Right to information that relates to you
  • Right to 16+ services
  • Right to advocacy
  • Right to have your voice heard
  • Right to make a complaint

For further information on childrens rights please view the childrens rights webpage or contact us on 07717 803861 or email