Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
Royal Assent for Wales Bill delivers new financial powers says First Minister
First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has today welcomed the Wales Bill receiving Royal Assent.
- Plans to strengthen teacher assessment will help drive up standards
- Welsh Government CSOs safety drive
- Royal Assent for Wales Bill delivers new financial powers says First Minister
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2015-16
- Age of sale for nicotine inhaling products: draft regulations
- National Training Framework on gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence
- Travelling to better health
- Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Joint Adoption Arrangements)(Wales) Directions 2015
Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
- Annual Population Survey (APS)
- Democracy and community governance
- Developing a comprehensive understanding of community and town councils in Wales
- Educational destinations of Key Stage 4 and post-16 learners
- Regional gross value added (GVA) and sub-regional gross value added - Production approach
- Student support applications for higher education
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Social Services regulation and inspection
We want to introduce new regulation and inspection legislation to give people a stronger voice and more control over their care.
The Care Standards Act (external link) is the predominant piece of current legislation governing the regulation of social care in Wales.
Since its introduction 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.
The Care standards act provides a set of minimum standards for care providers to ensure people receiving care and support are kept safe and protected. CSSIW regulate social care settings and assess whether services are of the quality that the people of Wales have a right to expect.
We want to introduce new legislation which will measure the expectations of, and outcomes for people rather than just standards.
Our White Paper - The Future of Regulation and Inspection of Care and Support in Wales - puts forward proposals on how we will achieve this.
A public consultation on the White Paper ended on 6 January 2014. The report of the consultation responses is now available A Bill is being drafted and will be introduced into the National Assembly for Wales in early 2015.