The Children's Rights Scheme
Do you know why Tuesday 1st May 2012 has become such a significant day for children's rights in Wales?
On that day, Gwenda Thomas AM, the Deputy Minister of and Children and Social Services, visited Big Pit, the National Coal Museum of Wales in Torfaen, where she met school children and introduced them to the Children's Rights Scheme.
The location was chosen to help them to understand their lives and rights in comparison to previous generations, where it was not uncommon for young children and young people to go down the mine and were obligated to work hard.
But how will the Children's Rights Scheme affect young people? Well, from that day, 1st of May, all the Ministers and Deputy Ministers need to consider children and young people's views, in development of new legislation, policies and changes to existing policy.
To understand more about this new legislation, we accompanied Gwenda Thomas on her travel there, and we had the possibility to interview her. We asked her more questions about the Children's Rights Scheme and why it is so important for all young people in Wales.
If you would like to see some photos from the day, please click here
Don't forget to watch this and many other videos on CLICplay.co.uk, the CLIC video site for young people in Wales.