Report by the Commission on Devolution in Wales »We hope that this Report will give us the foundation for a fundamental reform of the devolution settlement.Learn more »
Pilots in Ceredigion and Vale of Glamorgan to find new ways to deliver public transport
Funding to trial new, more efficient methods of delivering public transport to improve access to jobs and services, particularly in rural areas.
- European investment helps bring Superfast Broadband to Wales – Jane Hutt
- Genpower to create 35 new jobs in Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone with Welsh Government support
Featured Article »Landmark social care Bill passes National Assembly scrutiny
- Pilots in Ceredigion and Vale of Glamorgan to find new ways to deliver public transport
In this section
- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Proposals concerning the publication of Sustainable Development Indicators statistical outputs
- Consultation on the regulations to introduce a new Firefighters’ Pension Scheme in Wales from April 2015
- Onshore oil exploration activities: integrated pollution prevention and control
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- Consultation on the findings of the report on the Impact and Effect of the Non-Domestic Rating (Definition of Domestic Property) (Wales) Order 2010.
- Achieving high standards together - a new framework for animal health and welfare in Wales
Featured consultation »Curriculum for Wales: Phase 1 - revised literacy and numeracy arrangements
50 days left
Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2013-14 »
The 2nd Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2013-14, which was published on 25 June 2013.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Regulation and Inspection White Paper
The paper sets out a number of proposals which will contribute to our ambitious reform of care and support in Wales.
Alongside the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill, new regulation and inspection legislation would help realise the policy set out in Sustainable Social Services: A Framework for Action.
Why did we publish this White Paper?
Since the enactment of the Care Standards Act in 2000, regulation of social services in Wales has been highly effective. Both the Care Council for Wales and the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) have produced a more professional workforce and a clear baseline of standards.
We are ready to take the next step to ensure sustainable social services and better care and support for the people of Wales. This White Paper is the first step in our aim to deliver a new Bill.
What will this White Paper do?
The paper puts forward proposals that would give people a stronger voice and more control over their care. It suggests a shift to measuring the expectations of, and outcomes for the citizen rather than just standards.
A public consultation on the White Paper takes place between 30 September 2013 and 6 January 2014.
The Care Standards Act 2000
The Care Standards Act is the predominant piece of current legislation governing the regulation of social care in Wales.
It provides a set of minimum standards for care providers to ensure people receiving care and support are kept safe and protected.
CSSIW regulates a variety of settings including care homes, domiciliary care agencies and day care providers in both the public and private sectors.
CSSIW’s role is to assess whether these services are of the quality that the people of Wales have a right to expect. To find out more visit the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales website (external link)