Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
A legal obligation to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today announced.
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- New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
- Designation of Licensing authority under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2015-16
- Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Joint Adoption Arrangements)(Wales) Directions 2015
- Independent Living Fund – future arrangements to support recipients in Wales
- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
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Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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Specifications in relation to reasonable adjustments of general qualifications
Section 96 of the Equality Act 2010 Act places a duty upon awarding organisations to make reasonable adjustments for disabled learners taking general qualifications, such as GCSEs and A levels.
The same section confers a power on Welsh Ministers (as the qualifications regulator for Wales) to specify where reasonable adjustments to general qualifications should not be made.
The Welsh Government has worked with the regulators in England (Ofqual) and Scotland (SQA), with awarding organisations and with disability groups to make sure this important aspect of the Equality Act is implemented fairly for all concerned.
In coming to our decision we have balanced the need to:
- minimise the extent to which disabled learners are disadvantaged
- make sure that qualifications give a reliable indication of knowledge, skills and understanding
- maintain public confidence in qualifications.
A consultation provided valuable responses which have informed development of these specifications.
You can find out more about the Equality Act at the Legislation website.