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Children and Young People on the margins

Purpose of the consultation

The Children, Young People and Education Committee is conducting an inquiry into Children and Young People on the Margins, which in summary relates to missing children and those vulnerable to criminal exploitation.

 

The Committee would welcome your views on the following:

 

Missing children:

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>>> Nature and scale: of the issue and regional variations.

>>> At risk groups: including the impact of care experience and out of area placements.

>>> Practice: issues such as information sharing and data collection.

>>> Policy: The effectiveness of devolved policy and practice responses, including Welsh Government oversight. Whether there is effective read across to relevant WG (Welsh Government) strategies.

>>> Devolved and UK powers: How joined up is the interface between devolved and non-devolved policy such as criminal and youth justice.

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Children and young people who are victims of criminal exploitation:

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>>> Nature and scale: across Wales and regional variations (e.g. traditional, drug related, sexual, financial,).

>>> At risk groups: including care experience, children experiencing trauma in the home and children not enrolled in mainstream education.

>>> Policy: The effectiveness of devolved policy including Welsh Government oversight. Whether there effective read across to relevant Welsh Government strategies such as Child Sexual Exploitation.

>>> Practice: Approaches to prevention, community resilience, early intervention, support provided and exit strategies for victims. Practice issues such as information sharing and data collection.

>>> Devolved and UK powers: How joined up is the interface between devolved and non-devolved policy such as criminal and youth justice. Are there any points of tension between criminal law and safeguarding.

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Other groups:

You may wish to identify other groups of children “on the margins”. These would be groups of children in circumstances that require a specific response from children’s services or other statutory providers and for which there are concerns about the current policy or practice.

 

To submit your views, please complete the online form.

 

The closing date is Thursday 28 March 2024.

 

Providing Written Evidence

The Senedd has two official languages, Welsh and English.

 

In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee welcomes contributions in both or either of our official languages, and we ask organisations that are subject to Welsh Language standards or schemes to respond in line with their own obligations. Please inform the Committee when submitting responses if you intend to provide a translation at a later date.

 

Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.

 

Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Senedd’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Children, Young People and Education Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF99 1SN

Email: SeneddChildren@senedd.wales
Telephone: 0300 200 6565