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New Children’s Commissioner for Wales


Rocio Cifuentes will be the new Children’s Commissioner for Wales. She will takeover in April 2022, when Sally Holland’s tenure as Children’s Commissioner ends.

Rocio Cifuentes is currently the chief executive of the Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team. EYST is Wales’ leading organisation supporting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

The Children’s Commissioner promotes and protects children’s rights and ensures that the Welsh Government’s policies and legislation benefit children and young people.

Announcing the appointment, First Minister, Mark Drakeford said:

‘Now, more than ever, the decisions we take as a Welsh Government must have the voice of children and young people at its very core and I’m proud that Rocio Cifuentes as our new Commissioner, will carry out this very important role.’

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