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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 Statement - Publication of the First Annual Report into the Delivery of Services for the Emotional Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People
‘Everybody’s Business’ (2001) is our strategy for supporting children and young people with emotional wellbeing and mental health needs. In 2010 we published ‘Breaking the Barriers: Meeting the Challenges’, an action plan setting out how we will work with our partners to achieve the strategic goals in ‘Everybody’s Business’. It outlines a range of commitments and specific actions required to meet ‘Everybody’s Business’, including a commitment to prepare an annual report, for the Minister for Health and Social Services, outlining progress towards implementing the Action Plan.
The multi-agency group tasked with overseeing the delivery of the Action Plan has now completed its first comprehensive report and I am pleased to accept it. I have decided to make it widely available by publishing it on the mental health pages of the Welsh Government website. The report provides an overview of developments which have taken place over the last 18 months. It portrays improving services, the development of many positive actions and widespread partnership working across sectors. I commend the report to Assembly Members and would encourage you all to see the effect our work has had on improving the services for many of our vulnerable people.
However, much work still remains to be done and there are many areas where we now wish to focus our attention, for instance, in relation to bridging the transition between adolescent and adult services. The adoption of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010, will help us address this, though tragic incidents in the last year have highlighted the need for us to work harder in meeting the needs of teenagers as they move into their adult life. This is a difficult period in any young person’s life, with a multitude of pressures around exams, careers and relationships. These pressures are compounded for those with pre-existing emotional health and wellbeing issues.
It is a decade since we published ‘Everybody’s Business’ and its ‘sister’ strategy for adult mental health services ‘Adult Mental Health Services for Wales: Equity, Empowerment, Effectiveness, Efficiency’. These were products of their time and reflected Welsh needs in the early part of this Century. It is now time for change and a new approach. That is why I have decided to produce a new ‘all ages’ strategy for mental health and emotional wellbeing.
This will build on the good work we have accomplished to date across both children’s and adult services. It will recognise that any one of us, at any time, could experience problems which require the help and support of our health services and their partners. It will ensure the appropriate support and assistance is in place to identify and address problems from the very earliest of ages, providing the springboard for the individual to experience a successful childhood, teenage and adult life. It will recognise the additional needs of older people, building on our work in the field of dementia and elsewhere. In between these two ends of our lifespan it will close the gaps in provision so that people are not lost in the system.
This work is in hand and, with our partners, we will implement this new approach in 2012.