A Bill to remove private profit from the care of looked-after children has been introduced.

The Health and Social Care (Wales) Bill, laid in the Senedd on Monday, May 20.

Minister for Social Care Dawn Bowden heard from care-experienced young people at an event hosted by the charity Voices from Care Cymru.

She said: “We do not believe that private profit should be made from caring for children and young people whose circumstances require them to be in the care of a local authority. This Bill will ensure public money is used to deliver improved services which meet children’s needs. It will also enable direct payments for continuing healthcare so people can decide for themselves who provides the care they need.”