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Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children visited Herbert Thompson Primary School in Cardiff to see the work of its Flying Start facility and to mark Universal Children’s Day.

First published:
21 November 2016
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The day celebrates the  United Nations’  adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in 1989.

On a visit to Tiny Thompsons childcare setting on the school site  the Cabinet Secretary for Children said he was committed to making children’s rights a reality for all children by ensuring that they are at the heart of the Welsh Government’s work. 

Carl Sargeant said:

"Wales was the first country to enshrine children’s rights in law. Whenever we have to make a decision, we must consider the impact on children and young people. We share an ambitious commitment to a dynamic future for all of our youngest citizens.

"We want to make Wales a place where their rights are respected, protected and fulfilled. On this anniversary it is important we celebrate children and young people, along with the individuals and groups who work to protect their rights."

The Cabinet Secretary also viewed the new Tiny Thompsons Flying Start facility which accommodates 28 children morning and afternoon, enabling 56 children to attend over the two sessions.

Carl Sargeant said:

"Flying Start continues to improve the lives of children and families living in some of our most disadvantaged communities across Wales. Local Authorities will benefit from over £76 million in revenue funding this financial year.

"I am pleased this new facility is having a positive impact on the lives of families who live in this area."