Welsh Government: Consultation Document for the Social Services (Wales) Bill
The Welsh Government are committed to providing high quality, responsive, citizen centred social care services and believe the proposed Social Services (Wales) Bill offers the legislation needed to take forward the change programme outlined in the Welsh Governments ‘Sustainable Social Services for Wales: A Framework for Action’ white paper.
Additionally, the bill would provide Wales, for the first time, with a coherent legislative framework for social services. This consultation document sets out the legislative proposals put forward by the Welsh Government in the following areas:
- maintaining and enhancing the wellbeing of people in need
- giving citizens a stronger voice and real control ensuring a strong national direction and local accountability for delivery
- safeguarding and protection
- regulation and inspection
- adoption and transitions for disabled children and young people
Alongside the general consultation, a youth friendly version has also been produced, providing children and young people in Wales with the opportunity to voice their own opinions on the issue. The document is worded specifically for children and young people and has a colourful and eye catching design. Those children and young people responding start by reading information on how many people use social services in Wales and what number of these users are children and young people, as well as an explanation of laws and bills. The issues proposed by the Welsh Government, as listed above, are addressed individually over six sections. Each page provides information on the issue in easy to follow boxes and concludes by asking the respondents to write down what they think in the space provided.
The consultation began on the 12th March 2012 and the response deadline is set for 1st June 2012.
To download the consultation documents please click the links below:
Youth friendly consultation
Consultation response document
For further information on how to respond please click here for more details.
Topics: Social Care