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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.
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- 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
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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 »
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Protection of vulnerable adults
Our approach is to maintain an appropriate balance between the promotion of independence and the safeguarding of vulnerable adults.
Tackling adult abuse is not just a matter for the Welsh Government, service providers, statutory authorities, regulatory bodies or the police to deal with.
All citizens and organisations have a role in protecting vulnerable adults from abuse wherever and whenever it occurs. There is no room for complacency and the Welsh Government will continue to give the protection of vulnerable adults high priority.
In 2000 strategic guidance was issued to authorities in Wales called ‘In Safe Hands’. It established the national framework for the development of local policies, procedures and guidance for the protection of vulnerable adults.
'In Safe Hands’ provides for Social Services Departments to co-ordinate and lead with a range of partners including the NHS and the police.
Their duties are to develop and implement local arrangements to:
- respond to and
- prevent abuse of vulnerable adults in all settings and to take appropriate action against perpetrators of abuse.
Among other initiatives to help prevent and tackle abuse:
- The regulatory and national minimum standards regimes, introduced in Wales under the Care Standards Act 2000. Care homes, domiciliary care and adult placements are covered under this legislation. New staff have to undergo pre-employment checks that help protect vulnerable adults.
- Publication of guidance on the protection of vulnerable adults from financial abuse in settings from their own homes to care homes. This guidance was issued as a supplement to ‘In Safe Hands’.
We commissioned an independent review of ‘In Safe Hands’. Researchers were asked to look specifically at adult protection with a view to recommending the need for new legislation.
An Adult Protection Project Board was established to review the Welsh Government adult protection policies and guidance and to make recommendations to Welsh Ministers.