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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 highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
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 »
The best start for your baby.
It's never too early to get your baby on the right path to a healthier, happier future. Please visit the Start4Life page for information and useful tips on feeding and getting your little one on the move – and everything in between.
We aim to raise public awareness of the health protections that breastfeeding gives babies, such as more protection from:
- chest and ear infections
- allergies and other illnesses.
Mothers, too, have more protection fro m some cancers and from weak bones in later life.
Follow the links on this page to find out more about:
• the businesses in your area supporting the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme
• your local breastfeeding group and details of regular activities in your area
• the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative in Welsh hospitals and communities
• the essential advice on breastfeeding and returning to work – for mums and employers
• the benefits of taking Vitamin D supplements – for mums during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for infants in their early years.
"From bump to breastfeeding"
A digital versatile disc (DVD) has been produced for parents entitled 'From bump to breastfeeding'. For further information on the DVD and to view the trailer, visit the best beginnings website (English only)
Publication of revised advice for peanut consumption during pregnancy, breastfeeding and early life.
The Welsh Government and Food Standards Agency (FSA) Wales now advise that:
- Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers can choose to eat peanuts or foods containing peanuts, whether or not they have a family history of allergies.
- Mothers exclusively breastfeed their babies up to 6 months. If mothers choose to start giving solid foods earlier, they should not
introduce peanuts or other nuts, seeds, milk, eggs, wheat, fish, shellfish (or foods containing these) until after 6 months.
- Where a child has a known allergy, or if there is a history of allergy in a child's immediate family, m others should talk to their general practitioner, health visitor or medical allergy specialist.
Related external links
For further information visit the FSA website.
Visit the FSA's 'Eat well, be well' website for general advice on peanut allergy.
More detailed information on infant feeding and weaning is also available on the NHS Choices website.