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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.
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.
The Childcare Offer will be extended to parents in education and training and parents on adoption leave, the Welsh Government has announced.
“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.
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.
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.
A fund to tackle loneliness and social isolation will help grass root organisations bring communities together across 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.
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.
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.
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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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.