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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 »
Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
Minister for Housing and Regeneration Carl Sargeant has launched a White Paper for consultation on the Welsh Government’s legislative proposals to improve arrangements for renting homes.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Culture Minister pledges support to Welsh broadcast industry
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
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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 »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in 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 - 10th anniversary of the Care Council for Wales
The Care Council for Wales celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and I would like to acknowledge what has been accomplished during this period.
The Care Council for Wales is the social care workforce regulator in Wales, responsible for promoting and securing high standards of conduct and practice among social care workers and high standards in their training.
It came into being as the first ever regulator for the social care workforce, fulfilling a long held ambition within the sector. It has put in place a comprehensive approach to regulation where none existed before. The Council’s work to set standards is now part of the fabric of social services and social care in Wales, providing the framework for a professional, well qualified workforce to practice.
The Care Council was set up to be a very different type of regulatory body, one in which all interested key groups would have a voice, with service users, carers and the general public being in the majority. Its work has been carried out drawing upon this diverse and rich blend of contributions, anchored by the lay majority. This is a blueprint for citizen-led regulation. Through all of its work, the Council has worked in close partnership with stakeholders in the sector, engaging employers, universities and many others.
The Council’s codes of practice, crafted in partnership with people using services, carers, as well as practitioners and employers across Wales and the other three countries of the UK have provided a unified framework to express the value base of social care and enable service users and their carers to understand what they can expect from social care workers.
Over the ten years since it came in to being, the Council has taken forward a comprehensive programme of work that has created a well respected framework to drive up standards in the workforce. This includes regulation of key groups of staff, the development of social work as a profession through regulation, degree level training and continued professional development, and a framework of qualification and training programmes to promote a positive profile of social services and social care.
Last year the social care and social work workforce task group reported that significant progress has been made in workforce management and policy over the last 10 years. I know that the Council’s work has been a major factor in this achievement.
As we go forward with our programme for change in social services over the next few years, we will need to continue to reinforce the key value of the workforce. A stable, well trained and qualified workforce with key professional roles at its heart is central to our ongoing success.
The Council will continue to be a central partner in our work, and I want to congratulate them for the contribution they have made over the last ten years. I know I can count on their energy and determination in the future.