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Professor Sally Holland – resident of Cardiff West – announced as new Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, has announced the appointment of Professor Sally Holland as the new Children’s Commissioner for Wales. The role of the Children’s Commissioner is to act as an independent champion for children and young people, advocating their interests and making sure their voices are heard at a local, national and international level. Sally Holland, a resident of our constituency Cardiff West, is currently a Professor at the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, and is the Director and founder of CASCADE Children’s Social Care Research Centre. She is internationally acclaimed for enabling children and young people to represent their own views through active participation in her research. Her areas of expertise include children's rights, Welsh children’s views about citizenship and identity, looked after children, child protection and adoption. She has also campaigned for, and researched, the needs and rights of children. The candidates for the position were interviewed by young people and a cross-party Ministerial panel, Chaired by the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty. Sally Holland will be taking over from the outgoing Commissioner, Keith Towler, Read more [...]

Cyhoeddi Comisiynydd Plant Newydd Cymru

Mae Lesley Griffiths, y Gweinidog Cymunedau a Threchu Tlodi wedi cyhoeddi penodi yr Athro Sally Holland fel Comisiynydd Plant newydd Cymru. Mae Sally Holland yn dod o Orllewin Caerdydd. Swydd y Comisiynydd Plant yw gweithredu fel hyrwyddwr annibynnol dros blant a phobl ifanc, gan eirioli eu diddordebau a sicrhau bod eu lleisiau'n cael eu clywed ar lefel lleol, cenedlaethol a rhyngwladol. Mae Sally Holland yn Athro yn Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd, ac mae'n Gyfarwyddwr a sylfaenydd CASCADE, sef Canolfan Ymchwil Gofal Cymeithasol i Blant. Mae'n adnabyddus yn rhyngwladol am alluogi plant a phobl ifanc i gynnig eu barn eu hunain drwy iddynt gymeryd rhan yn ei gwaith ymchwil. Mae ei meysydd o arbenigedd yn cynnwys hawliau plant, safbwyntiau plant Cymru am ddinasyddiaeth a hunaniaeth, plant sy'n derbyn gofal, amddiffyn plant a mabwysiadu.  Mae hefyd wedi ymgyrchu dros anghenion a hawliau plant, ac wedi gwneud gwaith ymchwil ar hynny. Cafodd yr ymgeiswyr ar gyfer y safle eu cyfweld gan bobl ifanc a phanel trawsbleidiol Gweinidogol, o dan Gadeiryddiaeth y Gweinidog Cymunedau a Threchu Tlodi. Bydd Sally Holland yn cymeryd lle y Comisiynydd presennol, sef Keith Towler, gan bod ei saith mlynedd ef yn y swydd Read more [...]

Over 14,000 young people find work thanks to Jobs Growth Wales – 1,941 in Cardiff

Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Julie James, has welcomed figures showing that Jobs Growth Wales, the Welsh Government’s youth employment programme, has filled 14,094 job opportunities. Since the programme began in 2012, 1,941 of these job opportunities have been filled in Cardiff. The programme has created a total of 16,888 job opportunities across Wales. January’s statistics show that during the last month this European Social Fund-backed programme successfully offered job opportunities to 185 job hunters. This flagship Welsh Government programme provides unemployed young people aged 16-24 with a job opportunity for six months. Jobs Growth Wales helps employers to grow their business by paying the young person’s salary, with the hope they will be offered sustained employment after six months. The latest figures published on the Welsh Government’s website, success rates for the programme continuing, with eight out of ten young people working in the private sector progressing into employment or further learning after completing their Jobs Growth Wales six month opportunities Read more [...]