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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 »
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Section highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
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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
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Circulars - 2001
These circulars are part of the National Assembly for Wales Circulars (NAFWC) 2001 series.
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This Circular informs County and County Borough Councils of the National Assembly for Wales' Grants for Education Support and Training (GEST) programme for 2002-03 and invites grant applications. The programme has been drawn up following consultation with LEAs, ACCAC and Estyn.
This Circular lists the external qualifications approved under section 99 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000. These qualifications will be eligible, in Wales, under section 96 of the Act, for funding by either a Local Education Authority (LEA) or the National Council for Education and Training for ...
New requirements for the provision of intercountry adoption services will be introduced from 30 April 2001. This circular summarises the requirements included in the four documents enclosed
Local services play a key role in determining the quality of life of millions of people. The National Assembly for Wales is committed to improving public services and ensuring the best use of taxpayers’ money. The local government modernisation agenda in general, and best value in particular, provi ...
National Assistance act (assessment of resources) (amendment no 2) (Wales) regulations 2001-summary
This circular provides guidance to local authorities on these sets of provisions, and also gives brief details of other provisions in the Act which will affect local authorities on which more detailed guidance will be issued in due course.
This circular advises on: the NHS’ responsibilities for arranging care by a registered nurse for some people in nursing homes from 3 December 2001......
The publication of the National Housing Strategy for Wales clearly signals the National Assembly’s vision for social housing. We are committed to ensuring that good quality social housing is readily available for those who cannot afford to buy. By 2012 all of Wales’ social housing should reach high ...
This circular replaces Welsh Office Circular 20/92. It gives guidance on how the consent procedure for hazardous substances operates following changes introduced to implement the land use planning requirements of the Seveso II Directive (Directive 96/82/EC on the control of major-accident hazards). ...
This Circular accompanies the attached guidance on the Education of Children looked after by local authorities. Some parts of the guidance are being issued to Social Services Departments under s7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970, which means that Social Services Departments which fai ...
The Children (Protection from Offenders) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations came into force on 1 November 2001. The purpose of the Regulations is to remove the total prohibition on a person being approved as a foster carer or adoptive parent where either they or any adult member of their household ove ...
Application for match funding
This Circular relates solely to the use of Local Regeneration Fund (LRF) to match fund projects requiring European funding. Future arrangements for use of LRF for other purposes will issue separately.
This guidance outlines the definition of "parent", "parental responsibility" and "having care of a child" for the purposes of the Education Act 1996, and advises schools on how to apply this. It also provides an outline of relevant court orders and advice on who schools must involve in issues about ...
This guidance is issued under Section 7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970, which requires local authorities, in their social services functions, to act under the general guidance of the National Assembly for Wales. It supplements Working Together to Safeguard Children (National Assemb ...
This Circular is addressed to Chairs of School Governing Bodies. It is being copied to Headteachers, Chief Executives and Directors of Education in Local Authorities, Secretaries of national and local bodies, and Teacher Training Institutions
This Circular is addressed to Chairs of School Governing Bodies and Headteachers. It is being copied to Chief Executives and Directors of Education in Local Authorities, Secretaries of national and local bodies, and Teacher Training Institutions.
The Guidance which follows is issued under Section 7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970. It responds to concerns highlighted by the National Assembly for Wales and the Department of Health’s joint deafblindness consultation exercise
This circular gives advice on the amendments to the test of resources for grants under Part I of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the 1996 Act) which came into force on 1 July 2001. In addition it provides updated guidance on other matters and general points on the renova ...
The purpose of this Circular is to describe arrangements for the National Assembly for Wales support for child and family voluntary organisations following the quinquennial review of the Support for Child and Family Services Grant, and to invite grant applications under the re-defined scheme. Grant ...
This Circular informs all local planning authorities in Wales of revisions to licensing procedures under EC Directive 92/43/EEC (“the Habitats Directive”) for developments affecting European protected species. This Circular supplements the guidance in Planning Guidance (Wales): Planning Policy Firs ...
This circular contains guidance on the amendments to The Education (School Government) (Wales) Regulations 1999, as made by The Education (School Government) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2001.
Further to the recent consultation exercise which recently took place on the Joint Working Special Grant Report 2001-2, I am now writing to confirm that the grant scheme has been approved by the Assembly in Plenary on 12th June 2001.
Earlier this year (March) we consulted on the terms of the proposed Carer’s Special Grant Report for 2001 – 2002 which reflected the provisions of the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000. On 12 June 2001 the National Assembly for Wales approved...
This circular draws the attention of local authorities to the Special Grant Report (No 12) (Wales) 2001 agreed by the Assembly on June 12th 2001. Details of the application process and forms are included at Appendix A. A copy of the Special Grant Report (with annexes) is included as Appendix B. Gui ...
The National Assembly for Wales hereby gives the following Directions, in exercise of the powers conferred upon the Secretary of State by section 28BB(4), (5) and (6) of the National Health Service Act 1977(a) and now vested in the National Assembly for Wales(b):
This guidance is issued under Section 7(1) of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 which requires local authorities to exercise Social Services functions under guidance of Secretary of State. The powers exercisable by Ministers under the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 (and also th ...
The purpose of this letter is to advise local authorities of Directions which set out the conditions governing payments made by a local authority to a health authority.
This circular follows Welsh Office Circular 20/99 and takes forward the Children First programme in Wales for transforming children’s social services. It sets new objectives for children’s services and introduces new planning requirements on local authorities.
Announces the following change to the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992