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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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- 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
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- 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 »
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This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
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Our healthy future
Our Healthy Future sets the foundation for the Government’s ambitions for public health.
It does this by focusing on six action areas:
- Health and wellbeing throughout life
- Healthy sustainable communities
- Reduced inequities in health
- Prevention and early intervention
- Health as a shared goal
- Strengthening evidence and monitoring progress
These areas are a way to structure thinking and planning. They help government and its partners to deliver the ten priority outcomes:
- Reducing inequities in health
- Reducing the level of smoking
- Increasing physical activity
- Reducing unhealthy eating
- Stopping the growing harm from alcohol and drugs
- Reducing the number of teenage pregnancies
- Improving health in the workplace
- Increasing immunisation rates
- Improving people’s mental well-being
- Reducing the number of accidents and injuries
Some outcomes are supported by national plans:
- Fairer Health Outcomes For All - reduce Inequities in health.
- Tobacco Control Strategy for Wales - reduce the level of smoking
- Sexual Health and Wellbeing Action Plan - reduce the number of teenage pregnancies
Locally, the priority outcomes are being incorporated by Local Authorities and Health Boards in their planning.
Fairer health outcomes for all
The Welsh Government launched Fairer Health Outcomes for All (FHOFA) in March 2011.
The plan seeks to develop a health aspect to all policies across Government, to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequities.
It builds on the action areas by focusing on:
- giving children a healthy start
- health assets (factors which improve health and well-being) in communities
- improving the health of the working age population
- better evidence on interventions
- improving levels of health literacy in Wales.
Action in policy areas such as:
- education and skills
- housing and
- economic development
can make a significant contribution to reducing inequities in health.