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Gwenda Thomas AM
Born in 1942. Previously a Civil Servant and Chair of Social Services Committees of West Glamorgan County Council and Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. She was Chair of West Glamorgan Campaign for a Welsh Assembly and Vice Chair "Yes for Wales", Neath. Her interests include health, social services and the rights of carers and children, childcare and the voluntary sector. She is a fluent Welsh speaker.
Gwenda was appointed as a Deputy Minister with special responsibility for social services in May 2007. Following re-election to the National Assembly in May 2011, Gwenda Thomas was appointed Deputy Minister for Social Services.
The Deputy Minister for Social Services is responsible for:
- Policy on care in the community;
- Policy on the provision of social services for children and its oversight;
- Adoption and fostering services in Wales, but not adoption of children by UK residents abroad;
- Oversight of all other social services activities of local authorities in Wales including the issuing of statutory guidance;
- Oversight of the Care Council for Wales (which is an Welsh Government Sponsored Body (WGSB));
- Regulation of residential, domiciliary, adult placements, foster care, under 8`s care provision and private healthcare in Wales;
- Receiving and responding to reports from, the Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales; directing specific inspections when required;
- Inspection of, and reporting on, the provision of social services by local authorities in Wales (via the Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales), including joint reviews of social services;
- Cross cutting responsibility for health improvement and older people and carers;
- The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales; and
- Complaints, representations and advocacy under 1989 Children Act in relation to Social Services;
- Information sharing under the Children Act 2004; and
- The Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (CAFCASS), including Supervised Child Contact Centres.
Writing to Ministers
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