As Wales’ independent commissioners for Children and for Future Generations we have distinct roles but common interests. We want to enable public bodies to put children’s rights to be safe, healthy and to flourish here and now at the centre of their planning and delivery. We also want to ensure that they plan for the long-term – for the rest of the lives of children living in their communities now, and for future generations still unborn.

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A collaboration 
between the 
Future Generations 
Commissioner & 
the Childrens 
Commissioner 
for Wales

Prioritising Early Intervention and Prevention

  • Start from a broad consideration of the types of problem that your work could help prevent in the future e.g. social, economic, cultural, environmental well-being of children
  • How does your work support breaking negative cycles which impact particularly on children? E.g. poverty, poor health, environmental damage and loss of biodiversity?
  • What do your well-being objectives/project aim to achieve?
  • What is the intended impact on children? Which UNCRC articles are most relevant?
  • How have you taken account of the key messages emerging from the current and future trends data for children in developing your project/well-being objective?
  • What are the risks to children? How do your well-being objectives intend to facilitate positive trends or mitigate negative trends for children – paying special attention to the most vulnerable/marginalised groups?
  • How can your work address:
    • the social determinants of children’s poor health?
    • the impacts of inequalities affecting children
    • the importance of cohesive communities
    • loss of biodiversity