Interim Leader of the Welsh Conservative group Paul Davies AM has today challenged the First Minister over his Governmentâ€™s record on supporting children and young people with learning disabilities
This follows the damning report published by the Childrenâ€™s Commissioner for Wales, which showed significant failings in the delivery of support for children and young people with learning disabilities.
However, the Welsh Labour Government has consistently failed to take decisive action to deliver a step change in the level of support offered to those children and young people who have learning disabilities
Mr Davies said:
â€œItâ€™s absolutely crucial that the Welsh Government takes action to address the concerns highlighted by the Childrenâ€™s Commissioner and does more to support children and young people with learning disabilities. Itâ€™s simply unacceptable that so many young people feel â€˜socially isolatedâ€™ in Wales.
â€œThe Welsh Government must redouble its efforts and start delivering real outcomes for children and young people and that includes supporting the upcoming Autism Bill, which has the support and backing of independent bodies such as the National Autistic Society and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
â€œFor too long, children and young people across Wales have been let down by the Welsh Government and itâ€™s time that some of our most vulnerable young people start receiving the support that they so desperately deserve.â€�