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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
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- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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- Business and economy
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- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
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
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Regulation and inspection of childcare
Care & Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) encourages the improvement of social care, early years and social services by regulating, inspecting and reviewing, and providing professional advice to Ministers and policy makers.
The role of CSSIW is to make professional assessments and judgments about social care, early years and social services, and so encourage improvement by the service providers.
CSSIW encourages the improvement of social care, early years and social services by:
- inspecting and reviewing, and
- providing professional advice to Ministers and policy makers.
National Minimum Standards for Regulated Child Care
The National Minimum Standards for Regulated Child Care establish the standards that registered providers of child minding and day care for children under the age of eight in Wales are required to meet. The standards are to be read in the context of Part 2 (Regulation of Child Minding and Day Care) of the Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 and associated regulations. The regulatory body responsible for ensuring that these standards are met is the Care & Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW). See Related Links.
Regulation consists of:
- Registration: deciding who can provide services
- Inspection: inspecting those services and publishing reports
- Complaints: investigating and dealing with complaints (where they cannot be dealt with by the provider’s own complaints procedures)
- Compliance: supporting compliance with the regulations, and
- Enforcement: taking enforcement action to make sure that the requirements of the Care Standards Act and its associated regulations are met.
CSSIW regulates the following day care services for children:
- full day care
- sessional day care
- out of school care, and
- crèches and open access play.
More detailed information about CSSIW can be found on the CSSIW website.
The telephone number for CSSIW’s national office is 01443 848450.