Been quite an emotive week for me saying goodbye to the families I’ve worked with over the past eighteen months. It beggars belief that funding in Wales to support parents of teenagers has been withdrawn and naturally families are extremely concerned. It’s even more staggering that I’m being redeployed to work with parents of babies when those families are already deluged with support from a myriad of agencies.
I’m really angry; such a short term financial gain for Wales is very short sighted. I also think it’s politicians playing games because Wales announced their cut backs in parenting on the same day that England announced they were going to heavily invest in it.
For non-UK nationals Wales has a Labour Assembly (Welsh Assembly Government, aka the WAG) and the United Kingdom has a Conservative one. In the long term I have a feeling it’s a decision Wales may sincerely regret.