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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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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
Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
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.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
If your child has been bullied
- Name calling
- Excluding a child from friendship groups
- Threatening or harassing
- Taking childs belongings
Your child may not want to tell that they are being bullied so it is important to recognise the warning signs, such as your child:
- Acting differently
- Mood swings
- Looking tired from not sleeping
- Becoming easily upset
- Not eating
- Not doing things they usually enjoy
- Actively avoiding possible bully situations such as not wanting to take the school bus
If your child has been bullied try to do the following:
- Calmly talk to your child about it.
- Make a note of what your child says – particularly who was said to be involved; how often the bullying has occurred; where, when and what happened.
- It is very important that accurate records are kept of the incidents of bullying and of the action taken when the bullying was reported.
- Reassure your child that telling you about the bullying was the right thing to do.
- Explain that any further incidents should be reported to a teacher immediately.
- Make an appointment to see your child’s teacher or form tutor.
- Explain to the teacher the problems your child is experiencing.
When talking to teachers about bullying:
- Try and stay calm – bear in mind that the teacher may have no idea that your child is being bullied or may have heard conflicting accounts of an incident.
- Be as specific as possible about what your child says has happened – dates, places and names.
- Make a note of what action the school intends to take.
- Ask if there is anything you can do to help your child at school.
- Stay in touch with the school – let them know if things improve as well as if problems continue.
If you think your concerns are not being addressed:
- Check the school anti-bullying policy to see if agreed procedures are being followed.
- Discuss your concerns with the parent governor or other parents.
- Make an appointment to meet the head teacher, keeping a record of the meeting.
- If this does not help, write to the Chair of Governors, explaining your concerns and what you would like to see happen.
- Contact local or national parent support groups for advice.
- Contact the Director of Education for your authority, who will be able to ensure that the Governors respond to your concerns.
- Contact the Parentline Plus helpline for support and information at any of these stages.
- In the last resort, write to the Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills.