Service response to Welsh Government plenary session 6 February 2024

The Service acknowledges the Welsh Government statement in Plenary today and welcomes the scrutiny and direction that will be provided by the four appointed Commissioners – Baroness Debbie Wilcox, Kirsty Williams, Vijith Randeniya and Carl Foulkes.

We would like to reassure the public and all staff that we would never compromise on their safety, and this was supported in the Independent Culture Review Report.

To date, the Service has continued to take forward the Draft Action Plan in response to the recommendations within the Report. Last week we held five staff sessions to consult on the plan, with another three sessions planned for this week, to fulfil our promise of engaging with staff on how to take recommendations forward. Four working groups have been convened to deliver the Action Plan, and a governance structure was established, as detailed in the Draft Action Plan, published on our website on 16 January 2024.