To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Notes a proposal for a bill to support young carers in Wales.
2. Notes that the purpose of this bill would be to:
a) Provide statutory guidance for schools and local authorities in Wales to provide appropriate support and flexibility for young carers to undertake their care responsibilities during and after school hours;
b) provide guidance for schools to work with young carers to provide flexible pathways to ensure continued participation in education;
c) allow young carers to collect prescriptions on behalf of those in their care, via a Young Carers Card or other mechanism; and
d) ensure that the Welsh Government work with appropriate organisations to introduce respite and support services for young carers in every local authority area in Wales.
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 29/06/2017
Decision due: 5 Jul 2017 by Plenary