Cross Party Group

Looked After Children


Cross-Party Group on Looked After Children




The Cross-Party Group on Looked After Children aims to use the scrutiny mechanism available in the National Assembly to help drive up the standards of services provided to children in care and care leavers.  The group meets to consider different issues of importance for looked after children in Wales and consider policy implications.  The meetings also provide opportunities for representaitves from relevant organisations to meet with Assembly Members to discuss issues of concern for looked after children.




Chair: David Melding AM


Secretary: Rhian Williams (Voices from Care) Tel: 02920 451431


Next meeting


Date: Friday 23 October


Time: 11am


Location: Zoom


Cross-Party Group Documentation:


Minutes of previous meetings


Annual Reports and Financial Statements



Contact information

Rhian Williams


  • David Melding MS (Chair)
  • Llyr Gruffydd MS
  • Deborah Jones - Voices from Care
  • Menna Thomas - Barnardo’s
  • Rachel Thomas - Children’s Commissioner for Wales
  • Rhian Williams - Voices from Care
  • Maria Boffey - The Fostering Network Wales
  • Tom Davies - The Children's Society
  • Rev Philip Mangham - Catholic Education Service
  • Dr Emily Warren - The Fostering Network Wales



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