Annual Child & Family Poverty Surveys 2024

Each year, Children in Wales, in partnership with the End Child Poverty Network Cymru (ECPN), conduct the Child & Family Poverty Surveys. The findings from these surveys help us identify and understand more about the current issues and impact poverty has on children, young people and families in Wales.

Your voices really do make a difference. For example, last year’s survey findingswere widely disseminated and used to influence, inform and change practice and policy across Wales. They were also used for reports by Public Health Wales and to inform the new Child Poverty Strategy, launched in January 2024.

Whatever your role or sector, your experiences and views are greatly valued and important to us.  Whether you’re a practitioner, educator, policy maker or manager, if your role includes a remit for children, young people and families, we want to hear from you.

Please take 15 minutes to complete the survey.

Closing date: 5 June 2024

14 to 16 learning under the Curriculum for Wales

We want your views on draft guidance on 14 to 16 learning under the Curriculum for Wales.

We are consulting on draft guidance: 

  • explaining the legal requirements for a school’s curriculum for 14 to 16-year-old learners under the Curriculum for Wales.
  • supporting schools in designing a curriculum offer which meets those requirements.
  • Welsh Government’s priorities for learning and teaching in year 10 and year 11.

Closing date: 8 May 2024

Children missing education database

We want your views on the children missing education database proposal and regulations for local authorities and local health boards.

We are consulting on draft regulations that will:

  • place a requirement on local authorities to develop a database of children in their areas who are potentially missing education (CME)
  • place a requirement on local health boards to share basic information about children with the relevant local authority, so that they can establish the database

Closing date: 25 April 2024

Environmental principles, governance and biodiversity targets: White Paper

We want your views on how we intend to strengthen environmental governance in and further address climate change and biodiversity loss in Wales.

The White paper contains our proposals to:

  • embed environmental principles in Welsh law,
  • establish an environmental governance body, and
  • introduce targets and statutory duties for the protection and restoration of biodiversity in Wales.

Closing date: 30 April 2024

14 to 16 Learning in the Curriculum for Wales

consultation on how and what schools across Wales will teach 14 to 16 year olds from 2025 opens today, 28 February.

Closing date: 8 May 2024.