P-05-892 Appoint a Learning Disability Commissioner for Wales



P-05-892 Appoint a Learning Disability Commissioner for Wales


This petition was submitted by Cardiff People First having collected a 145 signatures online and 423 on paper – a total of 568 signatures.


Text of Petition   

We call on the National Assembly for Wales to appoint a Learning Disability Commissioner for Wales. This must be a person with a learning disability.


They are more reports of abuse of people with a learning disability in England again. Research also shows that people with a learning disability get unequal healthcare and die up to 20 years earlier than others. It's 50 years since the Ely Hospital report showed abuse and led to the closure of these institutions. As the organisation set up by people leaving Ely, we believe it is time that we had someone to champion our rights for us at a Welsh level.


A Petition Handover



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 21/01/2020.

The Committee considered further correspondence and agreed to note the information provided about how the implementation of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act is being evaluated. The Committee also agreed to close the petition in light of the fact that the Welsh Government has rejected the establishment of a Learning Disability Commissioner post at this time, and the petitioners’ previous acceptance of this.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 09/07/2019.


Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Cardiff West
  • South Wales Central


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 18/06/2019