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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 - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
Farmers and Welsh Government will come together today to plan for a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry.
- Statement from First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, on the Woolwich attack
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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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.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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 - National Social Services Conference 2009
I am today making a keynote address at
In this, I shall be recognising the improvements in performance made by Social Services authorities and social care in
Copies of the speech will be made available to you and, as you would expect, I am placing great emphasis on the importance of effective personalised and timely social services and social care services able to meet the needs of those who require their support.
We have a distinctive social services model for
I wanted you to know that I shall in the speech be making two announcements.
The first recognises the importance of clear professional leadership to take social services forward and involves the launching of the Guidance on the Role and Accountabilities of the Director of Social Services as Statutory Guidance under Section 7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970. You will receive a copy of the guidance for your personal attention.
The second is to announce the Government’s intention to establish an independent commission to look at how social services meet the challenges of the next decade and how we can deliver the strategy “Fulfilled Lives: Supportive Communities”. I want the commission to consider amongst other things, how we can:
- support the further development of professional practice
- build inclusive social services based on the contribution of all partners who work in social care
- effect a step change in collaboration
- ensure the achievement of integrated social services capable of meeting the needs of children, young people and adults and older people in the most effective way.
I intend to establish mechanisms and channels of communication where I can work collaboratively with the wide range of interests in social services to enable them to contribute to the development of the terms of reference of the commission and its composition and timeframe. I will keep Assembly Members informed on this work and make sure that there are arrangements put in place for them to contribute to it also.
The challenges faced by social services are significant and the opportunities are considerable. I am sure that, together, we can continue to build strong and effective services to meet the needs of the people of