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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Written - Consultation - Local Government Support and Intervention Protocol
The Welsh Assembly Government has issued for consultation its proposals for a revised a local government support and intervention protocol.
A Shared Responsibility set out a number of commitments to adapt regulation, inspection and intervention to the new shape of public services
A report on Local Government Support and Intervention by Bath University School of Management, based on research commissioned by the Assembly Government, was published in June 2007 and discussed by the Improvement Board in August 2007. The Board mandated the production of a "Key Principles of Local Government Support & Intervention" paper, informed by the Bath University Report.
At its meeting on 10 October 2007 the Board considered the ‘Key Principles" paper and agreed that it should be further developed to underpin and be incorporated into a protocol for local government support and intervention
that should replace the current protocol drafted in 1999, which still applies to Wales. A Task and Finish Group comprising CSSIW, WLGA, Estyn, WAO,
WAG and local authority representation was commissioned to undertake this piece of work.
The proposals for a revised local government support and intervention protocol, now out for consultation, have been developed to address the commitments set out in A Shared Responsibility and are centered around five key principles:
- Areas of actual or potential weakness should be known in advance of any moves towards support or intervention.
- There is no automatic ladder/ratchet of intervention
- Local authorities are primarily responsible for improving their own performance, including remedying any shortcomings
- A programme for support and/or intervention activity should be established in consultation with the authority and national organisations along with clear start and exit mechanisms
- There should be 360° Feedback
The protocol aims to support and complement the Assembly Government's intentions to legislate to reform the Wales Programme for Improvement and strengthen community planning, as set out in "Delivering a Shared Responsibility: Performance Improvement and Community Planning: A consultation document" .
The deadline for the consultation on the proposed local government support and intervention protocol is 23 June 2008 and I look forward to considering all responses.