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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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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.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
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.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Social Research Division
Welsh Government social researchers are based in the Social Research Division which is headed by Dr Steven Marshall, the Chief Social Research Officer. The team is largely based in Cardiff with some researchers in other locations including Merthyr Tydfil and Llandudno. All social researchers work closely with officials in departments ensuring they have a good grasp of the analytical needs of policy colleagues and are involved at an early stage of policy development.
The Social Research Division sits within the Strategic Planning Finance and Performance Department along with the Statistics Directorate, Library, Operational Research, Geographic Information and the Economic Advice Division. Together these form Knowledge and Analytical Services, to deliver an integrated cross-analytical approach to supporting Ministers and policy officials with a range of data, evidence and analysis.
Knowledge and Analytical Services work closely with Information Management – Expert Services (comprising records management, information assurance and information rights) and the KIM Strategy and Professional Development Unit in Information Management Division (IMD) in People, Places and Corporate Services (PPCS). Together all of these areas come under the banner of ‘Knowledge Services’.
The Social Research Division is divided into the following branches:
- Corporate Research
- National Surveys
- Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills Research
- Public Services and Local Government Delivery Research
- Public Health and Health Professionals Research
- Visit Wales Research
The division is responsible for setting and maintaining high standards throughout the research process, from the planning and commissioning of social research to its publication, dissemination and application in policy development and evaluation.
For more information, contact us via the Research Mailbox.