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Modernised and streamlined system for Social Services complaints introduced in Wales
A new streamlined and citizen-centred local authority social services complaints and representations process comes into force today (August 1st 2014).
- More people set to benefit from broadband scheme
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- Child performance regulations: when children can take part in performances and the breaks they must have
- Food Hygiene Rating (Promotion of Food Hygiene Ratings) (Wales) Regulations
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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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A quarterly and annual report which includes data on clients seen at drug and alcohol treatment agencies.
- There were around 7,300 referrals for treatment of alcohol or drug misuse notified to the Welsh National Database for Substance Misuse. During the quarter around 4,300 assessments were carried out by treatment services and 3,200 treatments commenced.
- 54 per cent (3,900) of referrals related to misuse of alcohol, 39 per cent (2,900) related to misuse of drugs and 7 per cent (500) of referrals had no main substance reported.
- Of those where a main substance was reported, 58 per cent of referrals were for alcohol and 42 per cent for drugs. Heroin accounted for 37 per cent of all referrals for which drugs were specified as the main substance, with cannabis (24 per cent) and amphetamines (8 per cent) the next most common drugs.
- Males accounted for the majority of all referrals for both alcohol (63 per cent) and drugs (73 per cent).
- 89 per cent of all referrals treated in the quarter were done within 20 working days of referral.
We have recently consulted on the future method of releasing these data. As a result, future quarterly data will be published only through StatsWales. Annual statistics will not be affected.
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