'Create a Wales that values and includes every child, young
person and adult with a learning disability'.
In 2010 Learning Disability Wales adopted a 'Statement of Key Rights
and Values' for children, young people and adults with a
learning disability. It was shaped by the views of our members. All
our members will be expected to support the new statement and to
work to it. In brief the statement says:
We believe that as a child, a young person and
as an adult with a learning disability, you have a right to:
- Be Valued and respected
- Services and support to live a meaningful life
- Education and training
- Be seen, heard and informed
- Plan your own life as you grow up
- Friendships, relationships and a good social life
Our statement reflects the commitment of Learning
Disability Wales to the full implementation of the:
- Strengthen the voice, rights and status of children and young
people with a learning disability.
- Strengthen the voice, rights and status of adults with a
- Strengthen the ability of parents, carers and families of
people with a learning disability to make a positive
- Promote a range of person centred services for children and
adults with a learning disability.
- Ensure that Learning Disability Wales sets a good example in
the way that it is run.