Welsh Lib Dems call for major culture change in care system

6 Mar 2024
Care system

Welsh Lib Dems call for major culture change in care system

This week in the Senedd, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have called for a major culture change in the care system in Wales.

Two weeks ago, the leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats met with representatives from Voice from Care Cymru in the Oriel.

During the event a scarf made up of nearly 8,000 squares, each one representing a child or young person currently in the care system in Wales, was unveiled.

The Welsh Lib Dems are now calling on the Welsh Government to commit to delivering a care system that supports young people in care.

Commenting, the Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Jane Dodds MS said:

“Two weeks ago, I had the honour of sponsoring an event at the Senedd in collaboration with Voice from Care Cymru.

During the event I had the opportunity to speak to several care experienced young people who shared with me their views on how we can build a care system that works for them.

They also showed me an incredible creation- a knitted scarf made up of nearly 8,000 squares each representing a child or young person currently in the care system.

A child or young person that we all have a responsibility for.

Each and every one of us in this Siambr has a commitment to these young people, a commitment to ensure that their voices are being heard.

From speaking to those care experienced young people, it was clear that we desperately need a major culture change in the current care system.

We need a care system that is not only effective, but also empowering and most importantly compassionate.

We need a care system that cares.”