Additional funding for 'meic'
The Deputy Minister for Children and Social Services, Gwenda Thomas has announced that an addtional £100,000 funding has been allocated to meet the growing demand on the children and young people's advocacy and advice service 'meic'.
Since the helpline went 24/7 in January 2011, 8,734 children and young people have contacted ‘meic’. The service has faced challenges as the number of calls to the helpline have increased and the issues become more complex.
To ensure the demands for the service continue to be met, an extra £100,000 has been allocated until 2013. This demonstrates an ongoing commitment to advocacy, to support and enhance the service for children and young people across Wales.