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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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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 highlightReview of the Planning Enforcement System
The research covers 18 recommendations for the future Welsh enforcement system.
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 »
Written - Legislative Competence Order Relating To Vulnerable Children And Child Poverty
I am pleased to announce that a proposed Legislative Competence Order (LCO) for Vulnerable Children and Child Poverty will be laid today. This is the third of its kind under the new powers conferred on the National Assembly for Wales by the Government of Wales Act 2006. The Order has been developed to deliver on the Welsh Assembly Government’s commitments made in our manifesto in respect of vulnerable children and child poverty. I will make an Oral Statement during Plenary on 10 July.
The Welsh Assembly Government policy in ‘Rights To Action’ set the Welsh Assembly Government vision for all children and young people in Wales. That policy is underpinned by seven core aims built around the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), that children:
- have a flying start in life
- have a comprehensive range of education and learning opportunities
- enjoy the best possible health and are free from abuse, victimisation and exploitation
- have access to play, leisure, sporting and cultural activities
- are listened to, treated with respect, and have their race and cultural identity recognised
- have a safe home and a community which supports physical and emotional wellbeing
- are not disadvantaged by poverty
These aims are central to all our policies and programmes for children and young people. A fundamental principle of Rights To Action is that children with the greatest need should get additional support to provide them with equality of opportunity to give them the best start in life and to encourage them to be active citizens.
The principal purpose of this LCO is to empower the Assembly to make Assembly Measures under part 3 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 that will enable implementation of the Welsh Assembly Government’s policy for Vulnerable Children and Child Poverty in Wales.