National School Categorisation System »This new system is not purely data-driven but also takes into account the leadership, teaching and learning that goes on in our schools.Learn more »
Action needed to tackle our growing waistlines- Chief Medical Officer
Dr Ruth Hussey outlines the steps the nation needs to take to address the population’s health problems
- Welsh Government funded Community Support Officers – one year on
- Extra £425m for the Welsh NHS in a ‘Priorities for Wales’ Budget 2015-16
- Action needed to tackle our growing waistlines- Chief Medical Officer
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- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
- Implementing the Emissions Performance Standard: Monitoring and Enforcement Arrangements in England and Wales
- Collection and management of devolved taxes in Wales
- Reservoir Safety in Wales: Consultation on the Commencement of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Reforming Local Government
- Consultation on improving the availability of allotments and community gardens
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Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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 »
- Statistics & Research
An annual report which presents information on those on care orders and other children provided with accommodation by their local authority.
- 5,756 children were looked after on 31 March 2014, a decrease of 8 (0.1 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, but has remained relatively stable over the last three years.
- There were 478 children looked after at 31st March 2014 (8 per cent) who had three or more placements in 2013-14.
- The number of children adopted increased by 16 (5 per cent) over the previous year.
- Local authorities were in touch with 93 per cent of 19 year old care leavers; 51 per cent of 19 year old care leavers were known to be in education, training or employment.
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