Communities First: what lessons need to be learned?

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In July the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee published its interim report into Communities First– the Welsh Government’s flagship anti-poverty programme. The interim report contained 11 recommendations for the Welsh Government. The Committee’s final report, which included greater detail on the evidence it had considered, was published in October. The Assembly will debate both reports and the Welsh Government’s response to the recommendations in plenary on Wednesday 25 October.

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Giving due regard? How serious is the Welsh Government taking its responsibilities under the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

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Children and young people up to the age of 18 have a range of rights set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), including rights to protection, health, family, education, culture and leisure (see summary of articles (PDF 73.8KB)).

The Convention guides what governments, public authorities and adults must do to enable children to enjoy all their rights. The UK ratified the Convention in 1991 and the National Assembly for Wales unanimously adopted the Convention as the basis of policy making for children in January 2004.

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Making the economy work for people on low incomes

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The Assembly’s Equalities, Local Government and Communities Committee will start hearing from witnesses for its inquiry into making the economy work for people on low incomes on 5 July. It will look at how the Welsh Government’s upcoming Economic Strategy and Employability Plan can improve the position of people on low incomes, as well as measures to boost low pay, (in)security of work and economic inequalities between different places and groups of people.

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