P-05-871 – Make baby and toddler changing available in both male/female toilets
This petition was submitted by Antony Esposti having collected – a total of 125 signatures.
Text of Petition
Within Wales there are many businesses, hospitals and council run parks/sites that don't have baby changing available for use by both men and women. Normally the facilities are only available in female toilets.
This means that men are often forced to hunt out facilities that they can use, or on many occasions, use makeshift measures like changing their child on the floor, on top of wheelie bin lids in toilets, balancing on their laps and on benches outside.
We would ask the Assembly to ensure that all future renovations and new builds within areas open to the public have an area that provides a safe and clean space to change babies/allow toddlers to go to the toilet safely and as a short term measure make a standalone or drop down changing unit available.
This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 23/07/2020.
The Committee considered further correspondence and agreed to close the petition following confirmation that proposals to strengthen provision to expect baby changing facilities in both male and female toilets will be included in the Welsh Government’s forthcoming consultation on changing places toilet facilities, and congratulate the petitioner on their campaign.
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It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 02/04/2019.
Senedd Constituency and Region
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 26/03/2019