THE Children’s Commissioner for Wales is to speak to those working with children young people in Flintshire and Wrexham.

A key-note speech on the impact coronavirus has had on children’s rights will be delivered by Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales, at a virtual meeting of people working with those aged 0 to 25 in both counties

The theme of the meeting to be held via Zoom at 10am on Tuesday, December 8, is Children’s Rights.

Millie Boswell, Third Sector Development Manager, Health & Social Care at Flintshire Local Voluntary Council (FLVC), said “We’re delighted to welcome Sally Holland, Wales’ Children’s Commissioner to talk about her new report, Coronavirus and Us, an assessment of the impact the pandemic has had on children’s lives and rights. This joint network will provide an opportunity for participants to have discussions with, to learn from and share with a broader mix of organisations and groups working with children and young people.”

Organisations and groups working with those aged 0 to 25 in Flintshire and Wrexham can register to hear key note speaker Sally Holland at December’s network by emailing

This will be the third meeting of the network formed in October 2020 by FLVC to bring charities, voluntary and community groups together with statutory partners with a shared focus on children and young people in the county.

To find out more, email or subscribe to FLVC’s regular e-bulletins at

Notes to Editors:

AVOW (Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham) is the County Voluntary Council (CVC) for Wrexham County Borough. There is a network of 19 similar organisations covering the whole of Wales and between us and our National body WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action) we provide support and advice to Voluntary and Community groups.

AVOW consists of: Community Development Department; NE Wales Wellbeing Team; The Volunteer Centre; Business Support, The Play Team, Shopmobility, and Little Sunflowers Childcare.

AVOW is the organisation that connects voluntary and community organisations and activities in Wrexham. Taking the lead in promoting citizenship, volunteering and social enterprise AVOW brings together advice, information, financial and community development support services for charities and community groups. Our extensive networks enable us to consult and champion the sector and citizens locally, regionally and nationally. Whilst our extensive knowledge and expertise ensures that AVOW is well placed to sign post individuals to appropriate sources of support and to deliver high quality services to carers, citizens with needs and those seeking employment.

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