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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 »
Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
The Welsh village with the longest name in the UK has succeeded in at least making one thing a whole lot shorter – the time it takes to surf the internet.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
- Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
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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 »
- 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
- 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
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (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 »
NAFWC 05/2005 - Children first programme in Wales guidance for 2005 – 2006 Annex 3
The Children First Programme in Wales Objectives and Indicators 2005/06
- To ensure that children in need gain maximum life chance benefits from education, health care and social care.
- To ensure that children/young people looked after benefit from education opportunities, health care and social care.
- To ensure that children are protected from emotional, physical, sexual abuse and neglect (significant harm).
- To ensure that children are securely attached to carers capable of providing safe and effective care.
- To ensure that young people leaving care, as they enter adulthood, are not isolated and are able to participate socially and economically as citizens.
- To ensure that children with specific social needs arising out of disability or a health condition are living in families or other appropriate settings in the community where their assessed needs are adequately met and reviewed.
- To ensure that referral and assessment processes discriminate between different types and levels of need, produce a timely and effective service response and actively involve users and carers in tailoring individual packages of care.
- To ensure that resources are planned and provided at levels that represent best value for money, allow for choice and different responses for different needs and circumstances.
- To actively involve users and carers in planning, implementation and review of services.
- Authorities have effective complaints procedures and promote access to advocacy for children.
- To ensure that social care workers and foster carers are appropriately skilled, trained and qualified, and to promote the uptake of training at all levels.