We need to ensure children, young people and families in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil  and Rhondda Cynon Taf live safe, healthy and fulfilled lives and that they can achieve their full potential. To do this, we need to ensure their voices are heard,  listened to, acted upon and responded to whether changes are made or not.

We need to work together to build strong and resilient communities as while Cwm Taf Morgannwg can be a great place to grow up, children, young people and families do face challenges.

What do we mean by children and young people with complex needs?

You may hear people referencing ‘children or young people with complex needs’. The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act defines this group as children or young people aged between 0 and 25 (who are still eligible for services).


  • Children with disabilities and/ or illness
  • Children who are care experienced
  • Children who are in need of care and support
  • Children who are at risk of becoming looked after
  • Children with emotional and behavioural needs

We have worked with children and young people, their families and carers to identify the actions needed to improve services and support in Cwm Taf Morgannwg.

Learn about our regional priorities for children and young people here.

Children and young people have created pieces to represent their experiences.

Read how we've heard the voices of children and young people here.

Are you a young person, or do you work with children and young people?
Sign up to be involved in our work here.

Stories on how children and young people are being supported.

Mental health & wellbeing creativity day at Gilfach Goch Community Association

Children and young people were invited to participate in a creative day to discuss what mental health and wellbeing means to them.

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Giving children and young people a chance to have some fun during the pandemic.

Last summer, thousands of assisted play sessions helped support vulnerable children & young people to develop their emotional and physical skills.

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Supporting young people at risk of poor emotional wellbeing.

Funding for Green Gym provided outdoor activities for young people with, or at risk of, poor emotional wellbeing.

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We are proud to be members of
Co-Production Network for Wales.

We are proud to be members of
Co-Production Network for Wales.