Launch of new TGP Cymru Advocacy Offices in Wrexham

May 23, 2018

Lesley Griffiths AM for Wrexham and Sally Holland Children’s Commissioner for Wales recently attended the launch of a new Advocacy Office in Coedpoeth near Wrexham. The TGP Cymru North Wales Advocacy Service has been able to expand thanks to the National Approach to Statutory Advocacy and Active Offer (NASA). This is a joint initiative of Welsh Government and the Association of Directors of Social Services and will ensure that children who are looked after or leaving care will have a greater say in their care planning and have their rights upheld under the United Nation Conventions on the Rights of the Child.

Jackie Murphy Chief Executive Officer of TGP Cymru said that “It was wonderful that Lesley was able to open the office as she has been a long standing champion of advocacy and children’s rights in Wales as well as a great supporter of the work of TGP Cymru.” Jackie also added that “Children and young people tell us that they like to have a base for their advocacy service, where they will be able to meet with their advocates and join the young people’s group. So opening this office in Wrexham is a major achievement of the North Wales Local Authorities Regional Partnership”

Sally Holland said “It’s great to attend the launch having worked hard to increase access to advocacy of looked after children and care leavers in Wales.” She also said “It was also a great opportunity to meet with the children of Penygelli Primary to do a workshop about their rights and to listen to their views and experiences.”

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