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£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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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.
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An annual report showing data on authorised and unauthorised absenteeism by pupils of compulsory school age, including information on school type, gender, free school meal eligibility and length of absence.
- In 2013/14 5.2 per cent of half day sessions were missed due to overall absence and 1.0 per cent of half-day sessions were missed through unauthorised absence.
- In general, overall absence has been falling since 2005/06. In 2012/13 overall absenteeism rose slightly, but in 2013/14 it fell again, dropping by 1.1 percentage points since the previous year.
- There were less than half as many persistent absentees in 2013/14 as there were in 2007/08 when the number could first be calculated.
- There was an increase in the percentage of half-day sessions missed from maintained primary schools due to unauthorised family holidays. But overall, the percentage of half-day sessions missed due to all family holidays decreased in 2013/14.
Data will be added to the StatsWales website shortly.
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