"In Wales it has already been recognised that tackling adverse childhood experiences is one of the biggest challenges facing public services now and in the future. For every 100 adults in Wales, 47 have suffered at least one adverse childhood experience. 

“A more preventative approach is already being taken, and adverse childhood experiences work has been hosted by Public Health Wales across public serviceincluding housing, education and police and probation; for example working with the Police and Crime Commissioner for south Wales. Wales has already recently passed in general principle a minimum alcohol pricing legislation to try and reduce the number of alcohol-related deaths and substance misuse.

“I would like to see new spend for health services to be invested in partnership approaches to preventative action, in order to meaningfully tackle these problems as we continue to face across generations and communities.   

“This approach is aligned with the spirit and thinking behind the Well-being of Future Generations Act.”