Grwp Cynulliad Trawsbleidiol ar Blant a Phobl Ifanc

Cross-Party Group on Children

Annual Report October 2013 - September 2014


Group Membership and Office Holders:

Julie Morgan AM

Aled Roberts AM

David Melding AM

Lindsay Whittle AM



The group is serviced by Children in Wales.


Lynne Hill, Children in Wales, Secretariat



Meeting 1:      Tuesday 19 November 2013 

Topic:             The Human Rights Imperative to Prohibit all Corporal Punishment of Children

Speaker:         Professor Kirsten Sandberg   Chair, United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child


Aled Roberts      Member for North Wales

Andy James Barnardo’s Cymru

Christine Chapman AM                 Member for Cynon Valley

David Melding AM          Member for South Wales Central

Dilwar Ali      Councillor for Llandaff North

Eleri Griffiths      Children are Unbeatable! Cymru

Eleri Thomas      Office of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Garry Hunt   Councillor for Llanishen

Gemma Brown Barnardo’s Cymru

Gretta Marshall                Councillor for Splott

Jan Pickles OBE NSPCC

Jane Williams     Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children & Young People

Jonathan Wynne Evans County Councillor

Karen Graham  Glyndwr University

Kevin Lawrence Barnardo’s Cymru

Kirsten Sandberg             United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

Kristie Stewart   Barnardo’s Cymru

Lesley Parratt    Independent/Childhood Studies, MA Student

Liana Sterio  Barnardo’s Cymru

Lindsay Whittle AM         Member for South Wales East

Marie Navarro  Your Legal Eyes

Maureen Ingham            BAAF Cymru

Meg Kissack Welsh Women’s Aid

Mike Greenaway             Play Wales

Mike Jones                            Millbank Primary School

Pamela Davies  Flying Start

Pat Dunmore     Pat Dunmore Consultancy

Peter Newell       Children are Unbeatable! Alliance

Richard Cook     Cabinet Member Social Care, Health & Wellbeing

Robin Moulster BASW Cymru

Sara Reid      Children Are Unbeatable Cymru

Sara Wiggins     Flying Start

Sean Newton     Barnardo’s Cymru

Simon Thomas AM          Member for Mid & West Wales

Siobhan Corria  Councillor for Llandaff North

Sue Copner  Cardiff County Council

Tim Ruscoe   Barnardo’s Cymru

Tom King      Flying Start

Trudy Aspinwall                Travelling Ahead

Viv Laing       NSPCC


Meeting 2:      Tuesday 28 January 2014

Topic:             Time to do the RIGHT thing for children

There were three presentations identifying the reasons for the Children are Unbeatable campaign.

Andy James    Assistant Director – Policy, Barnardos Cymru

Jan Pickles     NSPCC Cymru

Chris Dodd      Churches for Non Violence

List of Attendees:

Pat Dunmore              Child Rights Policy Officer                            Save the Children

Andy James                Assistant Director-Policy                              Barnardo’s      

Sara Reid                    Campaign Coordinator   Children are Unbeatable/S’Dim Curo Plant

Peter Newell              Coordinator Children are Unbeatable England

Viv Laing                     Policy & Public Affairs Manager                  NSPCC

Hellen Taylor              Children’s Services Manager                                    Barnardos

Sharon Lovell             Director                                                          NYAS

Ann Bell                      Development Manager Wales                      Adoption UK

Catriona Williams     Chief Executive                                              Children in Wales

Eleri Griffiths                                                                                      Children Are Unbeatable

Robin Moulster          Manager                                                         BASW Cymru

Elsbeth Webb            Reader in Child Health                                  Cardiff University

Nick Morris                Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 

Siobhan Corria           Councillor                                                      Cardiff City  Council

Jan Pickles                  Service Head - Developed Nations              NSPCC Cymru

Chris Dodd                 Churches Network for Non-Violence                     

Liz Jones                      Family Support Development Officer          Children in Wales

Representative          Welsh Women’s Aid



Meeting 3:        Wednesday 12 February 2014

Topic:             Impact of Welfare Reform in Wales.

There were two presentations identifying the key issues and concerns in Wales:

Fran Targett, Director of Citizens Advice Cymru will talk about the issues that are being raised by the public in Wales.

Dr Liz Jones, Development officer, Children in Wales outlined her findings from research with Welsh MPs and AMs on the issues raised by families in Wales, in the light of the Welsh Government report; Analysing the impact of the UK Government’s Welfare Reforms in Wales.

List of Attendees:

Lynne Hill, Policy Director, Children in Wales

Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Jones, Development Officer, Children in Wales

Fran Targett, Director, Citizen’s Advice Cymru

Julie Morgan AM

Sian Mile AMSS


Meeting 4:      Wednesday 24 September 2014

Topic:             A private matter? Children, human rights and domestic abuse 

Mater preifat?: plant, hawliau dynol a cham-drin yn y cartre

There was a presentation by Dr Jocelynne Scutt, a feminist lawyer and one of Australia’s leading human rights barristers.  She served as the first Anti-Discrimination Commissioner of Tasmania and as a judge in the High Court of Fiji. She is a member of the UN Committee against Trafficking, a board member of the International Alliance of Women and its representative for the International Criminal Court.


Julie Morgan AC/AM     

Sian Mile                                              Senior Research Officer, Welsh Assembly

Jocelyne Davies AM       

Aled Roberts AC/AM

Lindsay Whittle AM / AC

Christine Chapman AC/ AM

Hon Dr Jocelynne Scutt Barrister & Human Rights Lawyer    Visiting Fellow, Lucy Cavendish College,    University of Cambridge

Delyth Byrne                                      Senior Practitioner – Tros Gynnal

Robin Moulster                                 Country Manager  BASW Cymru

Eleri Griffiths                                      Children Are Unbeatable

Sara Reid                                             Children Are Unbeatable

Andy James                                        Chair Children are Unbeatable Cymru

Tina Reece                                           Public Affairs Manager  Welsh Women’s Aid

Peter Newell                                       End Corporal Punishment of Children

Viv Laing                                              NSPCC

Pat Dunmore                                     Freelance trainer and researcher, Pat Dunmore Consultancy

Alaw Griffiths                                    Sixth Form School Pupil Disgybl chweched dosbarth

Maegan Davies-John                     Sixth Form School Pupil Disgybl chweched dosbarth

Claire Sharp                                        Children in Wales

Cliff DePass                                        People Advisor   Cymru People Team

Paul Apreda                                       National Manager / Rheolwr Cenedlaethol, FNF Both Parents Matter Cymru

Sara Jones                                          Student Cardiff Women’s Aid, Safe AS children

Rhian Croake                                     Save the Children

Diane Daniels                                     Chair Tros Gynnal Plant,  Vice Chair Children in Wales

Jane Harries                                       Institute of Peace/Quakers

Emeritus Professor Jo Sibert OBE

Jonathan Evans                                Cardiff Councillor and member of Academics for Equal Protection

David Miller                                        NSPCC

Colin Palfrey                                       AMSS (Lindsay Whittle)



Professional lobbyists, voluntary organisations and charities with whom the Group

has met during the preceding year:

Children in Wales

25 Windsor Place


CF10 3BZ


Children Are Uneatable Cymru! Alliance



Trident Court

E Moors Rd


CF24 5TD



Diane Englehardt House

Treglown Court

Dowlais Road


CF24 5LQ


Citizen’s Advice Cymru

Quebec house


5-19 Cowbridge Road East



Women’s Aid

Pendragon House,

Caxton Place,



CF23 8XE


Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health

Baltic House

Mount Stuart Square


CF10 5FH


Homestart Wales

c/o The Home-Start Centre

8 - 10 West Walk




Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Oystermouth House

Phoenix Way





Action for Children

St David's Court,

68a Cowbridge Road East,


CF11 9DN


Save the Children

8 Cathedral Road,


South Glamorgan



Churches for Non Violence


North Road    


Hertz   WD3 5LE


Tros Gynnal

12 North Rd,


CF10 3DY







Annual Financial Statement.

September 2014

Cross Party Group on Children

Julie Morgan AM (Chair)


Group’s Expenses






Costs of all goods.


No goods purchased




Benefits received by the group

or individual Members from

outside bodies



No benefits received




Any secretariat or other




No financial support received



Services provided to the Group such as hospitality.

All refreshments paid for by Children Are Unbeatable Cymru!






Refreshments for Meeting 1

Tuesday 19 November 2013 


Refreshments for CPG meeting

ordered from Charlton House.



Refreshments for Meeting 2

Tuesday January 28 2014


Refreshments for CPG meeting

ordered from Charlton House.




Refreshments for Meeting 4


Wednesday 24 September 2014



Refreshments for CPG meeting

ordered from Charlton House.