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Section highlightThe Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
The Bill aims to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - June 2014
Our pipeline provides visibility of infrastructure investment activity across Wales.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
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An annual report which presents information on those on care orders and other children provided with accommodation by their local authority.
- 5,769 children were looked after on 31 March 2013, a slight increase of 48 (0.8 per cent) over the previous year and a rate of 91 per 10,000 population aged under 18. The number of looked after children has increased by 23 per cent over the last five years.
- There were 546 children looked after at 31 March 2013 (9 per cent) who had three or more placements in 2012-13.
- The number of children adopted increased by 81 (33 per cent) over the previous year.
- Local authorities were in touch with 93 per cent of 19 year old care leavers; 52 per cent of 19 year old care leavers were known to be in education, training or employment.
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