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Charities call for inclusion of Children’s Minister in Welsh government’s cabinet

Joint manifesto for children launched

NSPCC Wales and five other charities are calling on the next Welsh government to include a Children's Minister in its cabinet. The recommendation forms part of a joint manifesto, launched at an event in the Senedd.

Providing a seat at the cabinet table for a senior minister with direct responsibility for children would provide the leadership and co-ordination required to ensure children's needs are better met, say the charities. It would also help to build on the work undertaken by the National Assembly in the 17 years since devolution.

This would give a voice to all young people in Wales at the very heart of government. Instead of responsibility spread across a number of portfolios, a dedicated spokesperson would deal with all issues facing our children directly.

The manifesto also call for a Children and Young Persons Bill in order to:

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