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NDM6349 - Debate on a Member's Legislative Proposal

NDM6349 Bethan Jenkins (South Wales West)

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;

Status: Complete

First published: 29/06/2017

Decision due: 5 Jul 2017 by Plenary



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