Toledo (EFE).- The Courts of Castilla-La Mancha have unanimously approved this Thursday the Early Care Law of the region that will guarantee a “universal, public and free” service in their environments for children from 0 to 6 years with developmental difficulties or at risk of developing them.
The Minister of Social Welfare, Bárbara García, has thanked this unanimity and has considered that the approval of the law will make this “a very special day” for Castilla-La Mancha.
It is, above all, for children and families who recognize that this region is “fair, supportive, enterprising and egalitarian” and that “it always puts the rights of its citizens first.”
According to García, this law is “pure politics” because it gives development opportunities to children and families and guarantees them fundamental rights to be able to develop their life project and have “personal autonomy, full inclusion and quality of life.”
A pioneering and guarantee law
In addition, he has highlighted that, although the Canary Islands and Murcia already have laws in this regard but they are not developed, Castilla-La Mancha is a “pioneer” in a “guarantee” law both in coverage and in a care model that Europe recommends.
It has also valued that it has the support of the entire sector as well as it is already carried out in 80 percent of the resources that currently exist.
García has specified that Castilla-La Mancha provides early care to 6,954 children through 370 professionals and 63 services, to which two more will be added in the coming weeks, one in Torrejón del Rey (Guadalajara) and another at the Albacete Hospital .
PSOE appreciates that Castilla-La Mancha is at the forefront
On behalf of the parliamentary groups, the regional deputy of the PSOE and rapporteur of the opinion of the Social Welfare Commission, Iván Rodrigo, has stressed that the new regional regulations are “an opportunity from the political and associative consensus to develop a new legal instrument that puts Castilla-La Mancha at the forefront of attention to disabilities in the country.
Rodrigo has considered that the regulatory text is “simple” but that it “makes the priorities clear”, which are none other than guaranteeing “public, universal and free” early care under the model focused on the family and the natural environments of the child .
He has also appreciated the “seamless” unanimity because “it is what children, families and professionals deserve.”
PP asks that new resources not be opened only in municipalities governed by PSOE
From the popular group, the regional deputy Vicente Aroca has agreed that with the new law “we all win” and that it is essential to continue advancing and investing in the early detection of a hypothetical disability in children, because that will mean “significant economic savings looking to the future” and, above all, it will allow children to develop with equal opportunities.
However, Aroca has put on the table the “concern” of the PP because, although the number of centers and resources to offer early care is increasing, those that have been opened have been in municipalities governed by the PSOE.
At this point, he has requested a “technical and non-political” criterion for the opening of the following centers.
CS stresses that the parties put aside the colors to advance
On her side, the parliamentarian for Ciudadanos (CS) Elena Jaime has remarked that this law is “a success” and that, for this reason, it has garnered the unanimity of the entire Parliament, because “when it comes to progress, the parties let colors aside.
Jaime has stressed that the rule is “necessary and good” and has wanted it to serve so that there is no waiting list in this region to receive early care, while at the same time he has demanded that there be economic sustainability for the service to arrive “To all who need it and whenever they need it.”