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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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- Business and economy
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- Equality and diversity
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- Improving public services
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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.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
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.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.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.