Walking to School in Wales

Walking to School in Wales

October is Walk to School Month, a global event to celebrate the benefits of walking to school and identifying the barriers that get in the way of more children being able to walk to school. In this blog we look at the law around ‘walking to school’ and see if there...

International Day of Sign Languages

23rd September is the United Nations official ‘International day of Sign Languages’, raising awareness of the importance of sign languages and realisation of the human rights of approximately 72 million deaf people worldwide. The ability to communicate is an important...

What Matilda tells us about the law on going to school

What Matilda tells us about the law on going to school

What’s your favourite Roald Dahl book? I love them all but one of my absolute favourites is Matilda. If you haven’t read it (or seen the film, or the musical), it’s about a brilliant little girl whose family treat her like dirt – and it’s only when she meets Miss...

What’s new for school uniform in Wales?

What’s new for school uniform in Wales?

School uniform in Wales has been in the news recently. The Welsh Government has introduced new guidance to schools planning on introducing a school uniform, or changing the school uniform that they already have. The guidance must be followed from 1 September 2019. So...

Lies We Tell Ourselves – “You’re the one who really decides”

Lies We Tell Ourselves – “You’re the one who really decides”

By Alex Davies The latest book that we’re covering in the Children’s Legal Centre ‘Reading your rights’ series is called ‘Lies we Tell Ourselves’ written by Robin Talley. The book itself was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and has been described as “A moving young...

Reading my Rights: ‘The Story of Tracy Beaker’

Reading my Rights: ‘The Story of Tracy Beaker’

By Nikita Austin 'The Story of Tracy Beaker’ written by Jacqueline Wilson follows the life of Tracy Beaker who is ten years old and is one of many children in care - She lives in a children's care home which she calls' the dumping ground. Tracy is always in trouble...

Air Pollution & the Right to Life

Air Pollution & the Right to Life

We’re delighted to publish this ‘guest blog’ by Lucie Boase, a paralegal working with Jocelyn Cockburn, a partner at Hodge Jones & Allen, who is instructed by Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, the mother of Ella Kissi-Debrah. Although these sad events happened in London, air...

New resources for unaccompanied asylum seeking children …

New resources for unaccompanied asylum seeking children …

...and the social workers and foster carers who look after them! The Children’s Legal Centre Wales and Welsh Government have been working together to produce a series of factsheets for Young People who find themselves in Wales seeking asylum, without family to care...

Thinking about Future Generations

Thinking about Future Generations

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 may provide a legal framework which will force politicians to think about the long term future of Wales, and not just about whether they will get re-elected at the next election. We talk a lot about the future –...