Reading My Rights Created by Swansea University students, these blogs explore children’s rights themes in child/young adult fiction.
Observatory Contributions from the Observatory on Human Rights of Children which provides a forum for research, debate, education and knowledge exchange on human rights of children and young people, and works for the realisation of human rights through policy, practice, advocacy and law reform.
CLC Projects Blogs created as part of our research projects at the Children’s Legal Centre Wales
CLC News Updates from the Children’s Legal Centre Wales.
Guest Blogs Children's Legal Centre Wales friends make contributions on areas of the law that affect children and young people in Wales
JFF Blogs created by our Justice First Fellow Trainee Solicitor, funded by the Legal Education Foundation.
Free School Meals

Free School Meals

Over the last year, free school meals have become a major talking point. From the campaign by Marcus Rashford in England to three major debates in the Senedd and many articles in print and online media, it seems as though a lot of people are discussing free school...

Harry Potter and the Hogwarts school rules

Harry Potter and the Hogwarts school rules

There are seven books in the Harry Potter series, do you have a favourite? I think they’re all great, but I love hippogriffs, so mine is the third book. If you liked the last book, Harry potter and the Deathly Hallows, you can read about the law in relation to it...

The impact of COVID-19 on young carers and how to get help

The impact of COVID-19 on young carers and how to get help

The past year has been difficult for everyone due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, this time would have been particularly strenuous on those who are young carers. There are an estimated 700,000 young carers in the UK, with approximately 30,000 carers in Wales...

Smacking in Wales – why will the law soon be different to England?

Smacking in Wales – why will the law soon be different to England?

Smacking in Wales will soon be banned (from 2022). You may have seen in the news earlier this year when this change in the law in Wales was announced. So why is the law going to be different in Wales and what difference will the change make to children? What does the...

Are you getting the school dinners you deserve?!

Are you getting the school dinners you deserve?!

It’s International School Meals Day on 12th March. Whether its references to five, or even seven, a day, the amount of sugar in so-called healthy food, or the colour coded nutritional information on food we buy, there is definitely more of a focus on how healthy our...

Find your brave – Children’s Mental Health Week

Find your brave – Children’s Mental Health Week

It can be hard to find your brave when it feels like the world is against you – but you have a right to good mental health, and the law in Wales supports this. The classroom erupts into laughter, even the teacher can’t fully supress a grin. Your own smile evaporates....

Why is the law different in Wales?

Why is the law different in Wales?

The law is different in Wales. Not all of it, but in some important areas, the law in Wales is different to the law in England. In this blog, we look at why the law is different in Wales, and why it’s important to know this! Why IS the law different in Wales? In 1997,...

Count Me In! Young Carers

Count Me In! Young Carers

The school day is over and all of your friends are talking about their plans for the rest of the day. You can’t join in though. Like other Young Carers, you have to think about other things. While your friends are free to go out and play, you will busy looking after...

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...

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...

New statutory guidance on school uniform in Wales

New statutory guidance on school uniform in Wales

Whether you like it or hate it, if you go to school in Wales, you probably wear a school uniform. School uniform was in the news a lot last summer during the long heat wave. Some girls complained because their school uniform meant that they had to keep on wearing...

Discrimination in Education

Discrimination could potentially affect anyone at some time during their education, so here’s a guide about what it means and what you can do if you think you’re being discriminated against. What is discrimination? Discrimination is different and unfair treatment. You...