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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 »
Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
The Welsh village with the longest name in the UK has succeeded in at least making one thing a whole lot shorter – the time it takes to surf the internet.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
- Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- 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.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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 »
Reporting our progress
The UK must report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on how it is fulfilling its human rights obligations. The Welsh Assembly Government submits its own report as part of this process. These reports are required every 4-5 years.
Independent human rights institutions
The Committee is keen to hear from independent human rights bodies. Before it examines the UK, the committee holds a meeting where it hears from independent human rights institutions.
The Children's Commissioner for Wales plays a key part in providing evidence to the Committee.
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as national children’s charities are also encouraged to submit reports to the Committee about the implementation of the Convention in a particular country.
The UNCRC is the only international human rights treaty that expressly gives NGOs a role in monitoring its implementation. In Wales the NGO Monitoring Group gives evidence in a coordinated report.
Children and young people
The Committee likes to hear from children and young people about the implementation of their rights. NGOs have a critical role in supporting children and young people to submit their views and experiences to the committee.
Governments too must obtain children's and young people's views about how well their rights are respected. Funky Dragon (the Children and Young People’s Assembly for Wales) produces reports for the UN Committee to consider within the evidence for Wales.
In 2008, members of Funky Dragon also had the opportunity to travel to the meeting in Geneva to give verbal evidence to the Committee.