Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
A legal obligation to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today announced.
- “Get vaccinated against the flu”, Wales’ top doctor urges
- 0808 80 10 800 - 24 hour help for domestic abuse victims
- New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
- Designation of Licensing authority under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2015-16
- Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Joint Adoption Arrangements)(Wales) Directions 2015
- Independent Living Fund – future arrangements to support recipients in Wales
- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
An annual report showing data on authorised and unauthorised absenteeism by pupils of compulsory school age, including information on school type, gender, free school meal eligibility and length of absence.
- In 2013/14, 6.4 per cent of half-day school sessions were missed due to overall absence and 1.3 per cent of half-day school sessions were missed due to unauthorised absence from maintained secondary, special and independent schools.
- In general, overall absence has been falling since 2005/06. In 2013/14, overall absenteeism continued to fall, dropping by 1.0 percentage points since the previous year. Although unauthorised absenteeism did not change between 2012/13 and 2013/14, if you compare it with 2007/08, over six years it has decreased by 0.5 percentage points.
- The percentage of pupils who had no absence from maintained secondary schools in 2013/14 reached its highest value since pupil-level absenteeism data were collected for the first time in 2007/08, 8.1 per cent.
- The percentage of persistent absentees in maintained secondary schools has decreased every year since 2007/08. It is now half what it was six years ago, showing a drop of 5.0 percentage points from 10.0 per cent in 2007/08 to 5.0 per cent in 2013/14.
- Nearly 60 per cent of absenteeism was due to illness.
The detailed dataset on StatsWales will be updated to include these new data as soon as possible.
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