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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
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.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Implementation of the Children and Young People Act 2008 - Visits to Former Looked After Children in Detention
The purpose of the visit is to provide advice, support and assistance; to assess the child's need for services; and to plan for their release. The Regulations are being made under section 15 of the Children and Young Persons Act 2008 which amends section 23 of the Children Act 1989.
Section 20 of the Children Act 1989 requires local authorities to provide accommodation for children in need in their area. Under these arrangements children can become "looked after" by the local authority in which they normally live.
This "looked after" status ceases when children become accommodated within the secure
estate after being remanded to custody or given a custodial sentence.
Children may have been looked after for a considerable time prior to being sentenced. They may not therefore be able to return to the care of a stable family. The loss of "looked after" status means children will not be automatically entitled to continuing services on release. As a result this group may be very vulnerable to homelessness and at risk of re-offending.
Under these proposals, children who lose the "looked after" protection can be provided with appropriate support from the local authority formerly responsible for their care. Depending on the needs of the individual , this may involve them becoming "looked after" again on release from custody.
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