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‘Don’t Hold Back’: New report on transitions to adulthood from Children’s Commissioner for Wales


The Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland, has published her report into transitions to adulthood for young people with learning disabilities.

The report compiles the experiences of young people, parents and carers and professionals on the need for government and public services to make sure that the aims of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 and the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 are implemented in the support given to young people with learning disabilities.

‘Don’t Hold Back’ reports that the young people’s participation in planning and decision making about them has been low, and that they face considerable changes in support after eighteen because different thresholds are used after that age, among other issues.

The report asks that ensuring that young people with learning disabilities are able to take their place as active citizens is at the heart of services.

You can read the report in full here, along with and easy read version, here.