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Services for care experienced children: exploring radical reform

Purpose of the consultation

The Children, Young People and Education Committee is holding an inquiry to scrutinise the Welsh Government’s progress in delivering its Programme for Government Commitment to ‘explore radical reform of current services for children looked after and care leavers’.


The aim of our inquiry is to set out top line priorities for policy areas where change is needed and which would make the biggest difference to the lives of children and young people.


We are considering priorities for radical reform in the following three stages of the care system:


>>>Before care: Safely reducing the number of children in the care system

>>>In care: Quality services and support for children in care

>>>After care: On-going support when young people leave care



Please refer to the inquiry page for further information and up-to-date information on the inquiry.


Submitting your views

We would like you to submit your views by completing the online form.


A downloadable template is available for you to draft your response before submitting it. However, please do not submit your consultation response on that template via email. All responses should be submitted via the online form.


Although we welcome any and all responses, this consultation is aimed at adults and organisations. We will be hearing from children and young people by engaging with them directly.


If you would like to submit your views but do not want/are not able to complete this form, please call the Committee’s clerks, who can arrange with you a different way for your voice to be heard.


The closing date for submission to this consultation is 17 February 2023.


Providing Written Evidence

The Senedd has two official languages, Welsh and English.


In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in Senedd proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.


We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.


Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.


Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Senedd’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Children, Young People and Education Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565