Dawn Bowden

Labour MS for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

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Labour MS for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

Entered the Senedd on 5 May 2016

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  • 4. Statement by the Minister for Social Care: The Health and Social Care (Wales) Bill 21 May 2024

    Thank you, Joyce. I think it is absolutely right to say and to put on record that the vast majority of people that work in for-profit organisations and are delivering care for these children are doing that for the right reasons, and some of them are some of the lowest paid in the sector. Again, from my point of view, I see it as totally unacceptable that the largest profits are made by...
  • 4. Statement by the Minister for Social Care: The Health and Social Care (Wales) Bill 21 May 2024

    You can talk to me afterwards, Julie, about your final point. Thank you, and again, I absolutely agree. The one thing that has struck me when I have been, over the last few weeks, talking to care-experienced children, whether they are children who have experienced residential care in institutions, if you like, for want of a better term, or with foster carers, the thing that has come through...
  • 4. Statement by the Minister for Social Care: The Health and Social Care (Wales) Bill 21 May 2024

    Thank you, Sioned, for those comments. You're absolutely right about that structural prejudice of young mothers, particularly mothers who have been in care themselves, and the predisposition to assume that, because the mother has been in care, that's the best place for the child to be in. That absolutely flies in the face of what we are seeking to do here. And you're quite right: the work...

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