The Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group, of which Play Wales is a member, has published its latest State of Children’s Rights in Wales report. The report offers an alternative perspective to those of the UK and Welsh governments on children’s rights, as defined by the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
The report makes six priority recommendations on issues affecting children’s rights. These issues include poverty, safeguarding, mental and emotional health, and supporting care-experienced children. It also recommends protecting children’s right to play within school time and using school outdoor spaces for after-school play.
The report provides an update on the key priorities identified in the group’s previous report, which was submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in December 2020. The latest report highlights new developments impacting on children’s rights such as the cost-of-living emergency and COVID-19.
Both reports have been informed by an extensive call for written evidence, round-table events and an analysis of secondary sources facilitated by Children in Wales.