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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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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 - Children, Schools and Families Bill
The Children Schools and Families Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on Thursday 19th November.
The Assembly Government has taken the opportunity this Bill presents to seek framework powers that will enable us to drive forward the regulation of home education for those of compulsory school age, and to include the inspection of services provided by local authorities to those persons involved in the provision of education to home-educated children. Subject to the approval of Parliament, the Bill will confer framework powers on the National Assembly for Wales that will enable the Assembly Government to consult and if appropriate, bring forward proposals for legislation to protect the rights of children to receive appropriate education suitable for their needs. An Explanatory Memorandum setting out the background and context to the measure-making powers that we are seeking will be laid before the National Assembly for Wales.
Following the “Review of Elective Home Education in England” (“the Badman review”) which was carried out at the request of the Secretary of State for the Department of Children, Schools and Families, the Bill will place a statutory duty on local authorities in England to administer a compulsory registration scheme, visit homes of home educated children, inspect services provided to home educating families and collect information on numbers of home educated children from England who are educated in Wales.
The Badman Review addressed many issues which have been a concern of local authorities and policy officials in Wales for some time. Some of the recommendations potentially offer opportunities to help secure a suitable standard of home education and, potentially, in a small number of cases, greater protection for children from abuse. However, it is felt that it would not be appropriate to legislate in this area without carrying out a separate review in Wales, and to consult with all relevant bodies and persons in order to develop a distinctive approach in line with Welsh policy. Such a consultation exercise has not yet been carried out in Wales. We have therefore asked for a framework power in relation to both the regulation of home-educated children, and the inspection of services provided by local authorities to those persons involved in the provision education to home-educated children. Those framework powers will allow the National Assembly for Wales to pass a Measure if deemed appropriate, making detailed provision in connection with home education, once that consultation exercise has been completed.
The Bill and accompanying explanatory notes can be accessed at: