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Minister announces budget changes, 30/11/10 [W]

Deputy Minister for Children Huw Lewis has announced details of budget changes within his portfolio.

These include:

  • ceasing to fund the Child Trust Fund top-up payments of up to £100 from next April.
  • introducing a new transition to adulthood grant for looked after children –a  one off £500 grant which will be given to all looked after children who are between the ages of 16 and 18, as they leave care.
  • making support available to disabled children via the Families First initiative.

Further information is available on the Welsh Assembly Government website.