Energy Wales Statement »The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of great change driven by new energy, technology and low carbon energy transition objectives.Learn more »
£7.6m funding boost for children and young people’s mental health services in Wales
The Welsh Government will invest an extra £7.6m every year in mental health services for children and young people in Wales.
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- £7.6m funding boost for children and young people’s mental health services in Wales
Section highlightHistoric Environment (Wales) BillThe Bill will support the positive management of change in the Welsh historic environment.
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Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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The protection of Biometric information in schools and colleges
The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 will have implications for biometric data in schools/colleges.
The Welsh consultation is planned to coincide with England's (which is from 9 May 2012 – 7 August 2012). This will give stakeholders 12 weeks to comment.
This is not a consultation about the protection of freedom issues in the Act. This consultation is about what schools/colleges will need to do as a consequence of the Act.
In summary the Protection of Freedom Act 2012 makes provision to regulate the use of children's biometric information by placing a duty on schools and colleges to obtain written parental consent before any biometric information can be obtained from a child under the age of 18 years of age.
The UNCRC requirements from May 2012 require Welsh Government to consult with children and young people on issues that will affect them. A draft child friendly version of the consultation is attached.
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