The Welsh Government has been urged to develop a Wales-specific gender dysphoria service so children and young people no longer have to travel to England.

Caerphilly MS Hefin David raised a campaign led by Sean Donovan, a constituent, who is calling for better access to help with gender dysphoria closer to home.

Dr David pointed out that the Welsh Government’s LGBTQ+ action plan contains a commitment to deliver a Wales gender service.

Hannah Blythyn, for the Welsh Government, stressed that she wants to see a service developed in Wales that is shaped by people’s experiences.

Ms Blythyn said: “We're absolutely committed to improving that gender identity service for children and young people in Wales, recognising the work that's already been done on an adult service.”