Rights of Children and Young Persons (Wales) Measure 2011
Government proposed Measure – Introduced by Huw Lewis AM, Deputy Minister for Children.
About the Proposed Measure
The purpose of this proposed Measure is to impose a duty upon the Welsh Ministers and the First Minister to have due regard to the rights and obligations in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and its Optional Protocols, when making decisions of a strategic nature about how to exercise functions which are exercisable by them.
Following agreement by the National Assembly of the text of the proposed Measure, it received Royal Approval on 16 March 2011. The proposed Measure is now a Measure of the National Assembly (a Welsh law).
Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales
The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Measure’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.
* undertaken by Legislation Committee No.5
On this page you can find further information about this Measure, including Committee correspondence, news items and Business Committee papers.
Consideration and agreement of the general principles of the Measure:
The Committee issued a call for evidence on the Proposed Rights of Children and Young Persons (Wales) Measure, which closed on 27 August 2010:
Stage 1 Committee Report
Legislation Committee No 5 reported on the general principles of the proposed Measure on 22 October 2010
Plenary Stage 1 Debate
The Assembly agreed to the general principles of the Measure after the Stage 1 debate in Plenary on 2 November 2010.
Detailed consideration of the Measure and any amendments tabled by a committee of Assembly Members:
Stage 2 commenced on 3 November 2010 and concluded on 25 November 2010. Details of tabled amendments are available at: