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The Children's Commissioner for Wales is there to make sure that all children and young people in Wales find out about their rights.  These rights are the things that children need to be safe, healthy and happy.  The United Nations has a list of all the rights that children have.  This list is called the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, or UNCRC for short.


To make sure that you get your rights the Commissioner

has five super powers, they are to:

  • Listen to what you have to say.
  • Speak up about things that are important to you.
  • Tell you about your rights.
  • Help to make sure that you get your rights.
  • Talk to you if you have a problem.

This is a lot of work and the Commissioner 

needs a team of Super Ambassadors from

every primary shcool in Wales to help out.

Two Super Ambassadors from each school

work together to help their Commissioner.


Want to know your rights? Here are some from

the list!


Article 1:

Everyone under 18 has these rights.


Article 15:

Your right to  meet with friends and join

groups and clubs.


Article 29:

Your right to become the best that you can


Article 2:

All children have these rights no matter what!

Article 16:

Your right to have privacy.

Article 30:

Your right to use your own language.

Article 3:

Everyone who works with children should

always do what is best for each child.

Article 17:

Your right to honest information from

newspapers and television that you can


Article 31:

Your right to relax and play.

Article 4:

The government should make sure that all

these rights are available to all children.

Article 18:

Both parents share responsibility for bringing

up their children, and they should always

think about what is best for each child.

Article 32:

You should be protected from work that is


Article 5:

Governments should help parents to help

you to know about and use your rights as

you grow up.

Article 19:

You should not be harmed and should be

looked after and kept safe.

Article 33:

You should be protected from dangerous


Article 6:

You have the right to life and to grow up to

be healthy.

Article 20:

You should be looked after properly if you

can't live with your own family.

Article 34:

The government should protect children

from sexual abuse.

Article 7:

Your right to a name and nationality.

Article 21:

Your right to live in the best place for you if

you can't live with your parents.

Article 35:

You have a right not to be sold.

Articel 8:

The government should respect your right to

a name, nationality and family.

Article 22:

Refugee children have the same rights as

children born in Wales.

Article 36:

You should be protected from doing things

that could harm you.

Article 9:

Your right to be with your parents if this is

what's best for you.

Article 23:

Your right to special care and support if you

are disabled so that you can lead a full and

independent life.

Article 37:

Your right to be treated fairly if you break

the law.

Article 10:

Your right to see your family if they live in

another country.

Article 24:

Your right to good food and water and to see

a doctor if you are ill.

Article 38:

Children should be protected during a war

and not allowed to fight in the army if they

are under 15.

Article 11:

Your right not to be take out of the country


Article 25:

Children who are not living with their families

should be checked on regularly to make sure

they are ok.

Article 39:

Children should get special help if they have

been abused.

Article 12:

Your right to say what you think should

happen and be listened to.

Article 26:

The right to extra money if your family hasn't

got enough to live on.

Article 40:

Your right to legal help if you have been

accused of breaking the law.

Article 13:

Your right to information.

Article 27:

Your right to a good standard of living.

Article 41:

If the laws in your country protect you better

than the rights in this list, those laws should


Article 14:

Your right to follow your own religion.

Article 28:

Your right to learn and go to school.

Article 42:

The government must let children and

families know about children's rights.


To find our more about Super Ambassadors go to:

To bind out more about the work of the Children's

Commisoner for Wales go to:


If you need to get in touch with the Children's Commissoner

for Wales you can phone us for free on 0808 801 1000 or

text 80800 and start your message with COM.