Review of the legislation managing the Welsh crustacean fisheries »The crustacean fisheries are the mainstay of the Welsh fishing industry, with £3.8 million worth of crustaceans landed into Wales in 2012.Learn more »
First Minister news conference
First Minister Carwyn Jones has held a press conference following the outcome of the Scottish Referendum result.
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- Ground-breaking North Wales clothing export centre opened
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- Reservoir Safety in Wales: Consultation on the Commencement of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Amending the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009 to transpose Article 38 of the Offshore Safety Directive
- Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Reforming Local Government
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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 »
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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 »
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Use of reasonable force and searching for weapons
This document represents guidance on 2 aspects intended to support schools, local authorities and their partners in providing a safe environment for children and young people.
The power to search pupils for weapons without their consent were introduced in October 2010, whilst the power to use reasonable force are largely the same as those previously in place, introduced in the Education Act 1996. The 2 sections of the guidance are as follows:
Revised guidance on the use of force to control or restrain pupils. This is more comprehensive guidance replacing that currently contained in Welsh Office Circular 37/98. The guidance has two main parts, one relevant for all schools and pupils and one relating to pupils with severe behavioural difficulties, which will be particularly relevant for special schools.
Guidance relating to the new power for schools to be able to search pupils for weapons without their consent, contained in the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006. This is a new power rather than a duty and therefore does not create any new requirement on schools that choose not to use the power.