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Professor Sally Holland appointed new Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Professor Sally Holland of Cardiff University has been appointed the new Children's Commissioner for Wales.

Professor Holland specialises in family and child welfare.. She is a director of CASCADE Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre. CASCADE aims to promote research informed practice and practice-informed research. She has recently been researching adoption support in the Wales Adoption Cohort Study and social worker-child communication in the TLC: Social Workers Talking and Listening to Children Study.

Welcoming the announcement of the new Children's Commissioner for Wales, current post holder Keith Towler, said:

"Professor Sally Holland is a passionate advocate of children's rights and has substantial experience of social work and engagement with children and young people.

"It's a genuine statement when I tell children and young people that being the Children's Commissioner is the best job in Wales.  I'll look back on my time as the independent champion for Wales' children and young people with tremendous pride and I wish Sally every success."