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Postcards from the children of Wales to NATO world leaders
Primary school pupils from Wales are to be given the opportunity to write a personal message to the NATO world leaders about their hopes for the future.
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- Amending the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009 to transpose Article 38 of the Offshore Safety Directive
- Extending access to intermediary services for descendants and relatives of adopted people
- Renting Homes – Illustrative Model Contract
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- The Ireland Wales Cooperation Programme 2014-2020
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Section highlightThe Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
The Bill aims to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
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 - June 2014
Our pipeline provides visibility of infrastructure investment activity across Wales.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
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Learner Travel (Wales) Measure 2008
The Learner Travel (Wales) Measure 2008 (external site) sets out school travel policy for Wales. It includes the delivery of improvements for learners through increasing entitlement to transport for young children, making it free for primary school children if they live two miles or further from the nearest suitable school.
The Measure also allowed the Welsh Ministers to produce the first ever All Wales Travel Behaviour Code (The Travel Code). This is a statutory part of the Measure. Information and guidance about the code can be found on the Travel Code page found in the left-hand menu.To go alongside the Measure we have produced guidance for ensuring safe travel to schools.
Learner Travel Statutory Provision and Operational Guidance 2014
This guidance includes statutory provisions which local authorities must consider in undertaking their responsibilities under the Learner Travel (Wales) Measure 2008. This guidance includes statutory guidance on risk assessing walked routes to school.
The guidance also includes chapters on school and parental responsibilities and a frequently asked questions section outlining best practice, advisory guidance and useful contact information.
Guidance on Home to School Transport Risk Assessments
We have developed non-statutory guidance to help local authorities and operators carry out risk assessments on home to school transport. This should be used for all school transport service contracts:
- taxi operators
The guidance can also be modified for use on public services that carry school pupils or for contracts carrying pupils with specific travel requirements.
Safety on Learner Transport (Wales) Measure 2011
The Safety on Learner Transport (Wales) Measure 2011 (external site) gives Welsh Ministers powers to introduce specific safety standards for dedicated school transport. This includes the option to introduce specific driver training, CCTV, escorts and compulsory risk assessment.
As part of this Measure, from 1 October 2014, it will become compulsory to have seat belts on dedicated home to school buses. The Guidance for the provision of seat belts on dedicated learner transport explains how this legislation complements UK and EU legislation. It is intended for the use of bus operators, local authorities and governing bodies of maintained schools, and describes the duties and responsibilities expected of relevant stakeholders.