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Assembly candidate supports safer childhoods

Alistair Cameron: Backed NSPCC manifesto

THE WELSH Liberal Democrat Assembly Candidate for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Alistair Cameron has backed calls for the next Welsh government to fight for safer childhoods.

This comes after the NSPCC Wales children’s charity launched its manifesto ahead of the Assembly elections.

The charity has set out innovative proposals to ensure Wales is at the forefront of keeping children safe online.

These include an Online Safety Action Plan, the creation of an entirely independent Digital Advisory Group, and online safety lessons for children.

Mr Cameron said: “In this digital age more must be done to ensure the safety of children.

“While the Internet is an invaluable resource for children, it is also one of the newest, constantly changing and fastest growing threats to keeping children safe. The next National Assembly for Wales has an opportunity to take a comprehensive approach to tackling child abuse and neglect, including leading the way on online safety. By telling us how we can all prevent, protect and play a part, NSPCC Cymru/Wales’ Manifesto “Safer Childhoods” is a rallying call for the next Assembly to consolidate the support given to children who are the victims of abuse.

“Today I am joining NSPCC Cymru/Wales’ fight for safer childhoods and welcome the charity’s call to action ahead of the Assembly election.

“If elected, I promise to give children a voice in the next National Assembly for Wales.”

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