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Top row - Vivian  Laing, NSPCC
Middle Row - Sally Holland, Children's Commissioner for Wales
Bottom row - [L-R] Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan, Janae and Malakai.

Physically punishing children becomes illegal in Wales

From today [March 21st] physically punishing children will be illegal in Wales as Welsh Government continues to put children’s rights at the heart of its policies.

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Flying Start expanded in Wales

In the first phase of the extension of high-quality childcare to all two-year olds in Wales, the Flying Start programme is being expanded to 2,500 more children under the age of four.

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Childcare Offer extended as providers receive funding boost.

The Childcare Offer will be extended to parents in education and training and parents on adoption leave, the Welsh Government has announced.

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“We want Wales to be a wonderful place to grow up, live and work, now and in the future” – Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan.

Children and young people to be at the heart of decision making, as Welsh Government sets out how it will make Wales a wonderful place to grow up, live and work.

Deputy Minister Julie Morgan meeting care workers at Fields Care Homes in Newport

£96m investment to give tens of thousands of social care staff a £1,000 extra payment

Tens of thousands of social care staff who will be eligible for the real living wage from April will receive an additional £1,000 net payment as the Welsh Government invests in the sector.

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Social Care staff to earn the Real Living Wage

Social Care staff will receive the Real Living Wage in Wales as part of a package to support the sector, the Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan has announced.

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Fund to tackle loneliness and isolation launched

A fund to tackle loneliness and social isolation will help grass root organisations bring communities together across Wales.

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New approach to children’s care piloted in Wales.

A Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) pilot has been launched in Wales offering an alternative family court for children’s care and help keep families together.

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New package of support for unpaid carers

On Carers’ Rights Day Deputy Minister for Social Services Julie Morgan has outlined how £7m Welsh Government funding will support unpaid carers in recognition of the vital support they provide to the people they care for.

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Young people to have their voices heard

This Universal Children’s Day [20th November] young people from across Wales will meet with Ministers from across Welsh Government to have their voices heard.

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£36.6 million to support families and children recover from the pandemic

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has announced a further £36.6 million to support children and families as part of their recovery from the pandemic and it’s restrictions to ensure no child is left behind.

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Wales begins countdown to end the physical punishment of children

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With six months to go before a new law ending the physical punishment of children in Wales comes into force, more than £2.9m is being invested in parenting support.