Keith Towler

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Keith Towler, the former Children's Commissioner for Wales

Keith Towler is a trained social worker and former Children's Commissioner for Wales.

Born in London, Towler was educated at Llanedeyrn High School and then undertook a degree in fine arts at Exeter College of Art and Design. He then joined South Glamorgan County Council's social service department, and trained as a social work assistant, working in youth justice.[1]

He then became head of NACRO Cymru in 1998, and in 2001 was appointed NACRO's Director of Crime Reduction.[2] In 2006 he became the programme director for Save The Children Wales, and chair of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) for Wales.[1]

Towler was appointed Children's Commissioner for Wales in March 2008, after the death of Peter Clarke.[1] He was succeeded by Dr. Sally Holland in 2015.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Keith Towler Biography". Welsh Assembly Government. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Keith Towler Biography". IPA. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Sally Holland is new children's commissioner for Wales". BBC News. Retrieved 2015-11-12.

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