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Community Support Officers at work »Action on the ground to provide reassurance and tackle anti-social behaviour.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.
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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
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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.
WIIP Pipeline »
The June 2013 pipeline includes key infrastructure investment data for both the Welsh Government and Local Government schemes.Learn more »
Circulars - 2003
These circulars are part of the National Assembly for Wales Circulars (NAFWC) 2003 series.
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To undertake a consultation exercise on the draft Flexibilities Special Grant Report for 2003-4 (at Appendix 1 of this letter) and accompanying circular guidance (at Appendix 2).
This Circular provides local education authorities with guidance for preparing Supplementary Education Strategic Plans (SESPs) for 2004-2005, in accordance with the Education Development Plans (Wales) Regulations 2002 (SI 2002/1187).
Sections 27 and 28 of the Education Act 2002 give governing bodies powers to provide services to help meet the needs of their pupils, their families and the wider community. This circular provides guidance to schools and their key partners on how they can develop such services.
Black, Minority Ethnic (Bme) Housing Grant Programme 2004-2005 General Project Criteria
Black, Minority Ethnic (Bme) Housing Grant Programme Guidance On Completion Of Project Funding Application Form
The BME Housing Grant programme is designed to assist social landlords and other relevant housing organisations to promote race equality throughout their organisations and support them in developing innovative schemes to address some of the inequalities faced by BME people.
The Assembly’s BME Housing Action Plan for Wales contains target outcomes for contractors and consultants employed by social landlords in Wales to more closely reflect the BME composition of the communities they work in, and for a higher proportion of contracts to be awarded to BME contractors and ...
This circular and the General Disposal Consent (Wales) 2003 (“the General Disposal Consent”) apply to the following authorities in Wales: county and county borough councils, community councils, fire authorities constituted by a combination scheme, police authorities and national park authorities.
This circular is issued to provide a further update on progress with regulating domiciliary care services in Wales and revised details of the timetable for implementation.
Guidance to local education authorities on grant allocations and priorities for expenditure in 2004-05 and arrangements for claiming grant.
“Better Homes for People in Wales: A National Housing Strategy for Wales” contains the Assembly Government’s vision for social housing. We are committed to ensuring that good quality social housing is readily available for those who need it. By 2012 all of Wales’ social housing should reach high qu ...
This circular contains statutory guidance for local authorities with social services responsibilities (hereafter referred to as ‘authorities’) on the abolition of Residential Allowance (RA) and the Part III Accommodation Rate (the Part III Rate) by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), on 6 O ...
This guidance replaces Welsh Office Circular 64/93 "Schools Requiring Special Measures: A Guide to the Special Measures Provisions of the Education Act 1993". It provides advice to LEAs and schools where a school has been found as a result of a Section 10 inspection to be in need of special measure ...
This guidance aims to provide information on tackling bullying in schools. It offers direct practical solutions to both prevention and dealing with incidents of bullying and gives the legal background and an explanation of the roles of all involved in preventing and dealing with bullying.
These guidance notes provide information on the PGCE (FE) teacher training incentive in Wales and outline the funding available, grant eligibility and how payments will be made.
This document stipulates the conditions of use by Local Education Authorities (LEAs) of grant allocated by the Welsh Assembly Government for the Assembly Learning Grant (ALG) scheme and its administration, including the relationship between LEAs and both Further Education Institutions (FEIs) and Hi ...
This local authority circular covers guidance to local authorities with social services responsibilities on providing assistance to families of children in need, and to lone children in the light of amendments to Sections 17 and 22 of the Children Act 1989, which came into effect when the Adoption ...
The Welsh Assembly Government’s Strategy for Older People in Wales was launched in January 2003. The Strategy will provide a 10 - year framework for statutory bodies, the voluntary sector and others to address the implications of an ageing society and to improve services for older people.
This circular informs colleagues that following consultation, the Cymorth and Early Entitlement guidance documents have been revised with immediate effect. Therefore, the attached documents replace the earlier versions issued by the Assembly Government in 2002 as part of the guidance set entitled “ ...
This guidance incorporates the End of Induction Standard in Wales. It summarises the arrangements for the completion of a period of Induction by newly qualified teachers (NQTs) if they wish to work in a maintained school or non-maintained special school in Wales.
The purpose of this Circular is to invite grant recipients to make applications for modest additional funding under the Children and Families Organisations Grant. Grant is payable under Section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968. Financial provision for this scheme has been made i ...
The purpose of this Circular is to invite grant applications under the Children and Families Organisations Grant. Grant is payable under Section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968. Financial provision for this scheme has been made in the Assembly’s budget.
On 26 March 2003 the National Assembly for Wales approved The Basic Curriculum for Wales (Amendment) Order 2003. The Order adds two new requirements to the Basic Curriculum - Personal and Social Education (PSE) and Work-Related Education (WRE).
This circular is issued to provide a progress update on work being undertaken to regulate domiciliary care services in Wales and details of the timetable for implementation.
This circular sets out arrangements to assist further development in child protection procedures and practice during 2003-2004 and announces provision of £124,000 to support this. It is addressed to Directors of Social Services in recognition of the social services role and responsibilities, set ou ...
This circular introduces Regulations which allow deferred payments for residents with property that is taken into account by the means-test for residential accommodation, who do not wish to sell their homes, or cannot do so, in order to meet their care costs. They will come into force from 7 April ...
This circular draws the attention of those involved in commissioning and providing residential care in Wales to recent amendments which have been made to The Care Homes (Wales) Regulations 2001. This circular outlines the background to the changes, the requirements set out in the two new amendments ...
This circular announces the revised Personal Expenses Allowance (PEA) of £17.80 that comes into force on 7 April 2003. It applies to everyone in residential care or nursing homes receiving help to meet costs from local authorities with social services responsibilities (hereafter referred to as “aut ...
This guidance provides advice for school governors, head teachers and contract caterers on the statutory nutritional standards required for school lunches as laid down in the Education (Nutritional Standards for School Lunches) (Wales) Regulations 2001.
The purpose of this circular letter is to inform you that the Health, Social Care and Well-being Strategies (Wales) Regulations 2003 were recently made by the National Assembly for Wales and will come into force on 31st March 2003.
This circular builds on National Assembly for Wales Circular 12/2002, taking forward the Children First programme in Wales for transforming Children’s Social Services.
This Circular explains the new procedures for handling enforcement and lawful development certificate appeals in Wales, which are being introduced with effect from 1 April 2003 and 1 June 2003 respectively.
This Circular explains the new procedures for handling planning appeals in Wales, which are being introduced with effect from 1 April 2003 and 1 June 2003 respectively.
This guidance provides further advice about seeking Disclosures in respect of volunteers working within schools.
This circular provides general guidance to local authorities about implementation of the Strategy for Older People in Wales (the Strategy) and the availability of Development Funds in 2003-4 to support this work.
Joint Circular From The Office Of The Deputy Prime Minister, The Department For Transport, The National Assembly For Wales
Review Of Standards And Regulations For Small Care Homes For Older People In Wales : Consultation Paper
In September 2002, Mrs Edwina Hart, Minister for Finance, Local Government and Communities formally launched the “Black, Minority Ethnic (BME) Housing Action Plan for Wales”. The Action Plan is part of the Assembly Government’s wider mission to promote equality of opportunity and achieve social inc ...
Charges For Residential Accommodation - Crag Amendment No 17 National Assistance (Assessment Of Resources) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2003