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Children's Commissioner for Wales

This advice applies to Wales

What does the Children's Commissioner in Wales do? Find out on this page.

What does the Children's Commissioner do

The Children's Commissioner in Wales works for children and young people in Wales under 18, or 25 years old if they have been in care.

The Commissioner's work includes:

  • telling everyone, including children and young people, about the Commissioner and about children’s rights
  • meeting with children and young people and listening to what they have to say about issues that affect them
  • talking to children and young people about the Commissioner’s work, what else they think he should do and how he should do it
  • looking at the work of organisations like councils and health trusts to see if they are thinking about children’s rights
  • telling people who can make a difference what children and young people think is important, and how to improve things
  • giving advice and information to children and adults who contact the Commissioner's team.

The Commissioner's website

The Commissioner's website is at The website has lots of information on children's rights.

Top tips

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales needs Super Ambassadors. Could you be one? Find out on the Commissioner's website at

Advice and Support

The Commissioner's Advice and Support service is free and confidential. Children, young people or their carers can contact the service if they feel that a child or young person has been treated unfairly.

Contacting the Commissioner

The contact details are:

Children's Commissioner for Wales
Freephone: 0808 801 1000
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
You can use the contact form on the commissioner's website

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