Appointment of the next Children’s Commissioner for Wales »The current Children's Commissioner's tenure will come to an end on 28 February 2015.Learn more »
£17m EU-backed project to support Welsh job-seekers announced at St David's Day reception in Brussels
Finance Minister, Jane Hutt, has announced a £10 million EU investment for a £17 million initiative to help people affected by redundancy back into work.
- 56% of food businesses in Wales get top food hygiene ratings
- Support for Wales YFC announced
- £17m EU-backed project to support Welsh job-seekers announced at St David's Day reception in Brussels
- Consultation on Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem 2015
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Talk to me 2
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
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 »
- Statistics & Research
- Immunisation coverage rates for the main childhood vaccinations have maintained a high level for the last 10 years.
- For the year ended 31 March 2014 more than 95 per cent of the children who reached their 1st birthday in the year had received their 5 in 11 immunisation, and were immunised against meningitis C and pneumococcal (PCV).
- For the year ended 31 March 2014 98 per cent of the children who reached their 2nd birthday in the year had received their 5 in 11 immunisation, and 96 per cent were immunised against meningitis C.
- Coverage rates for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) are still recovering from the falls seen in the early 2000s. 93 per cent of the children who reached their 5th birthday in the year ended 31 March 2014 had been immunised with the second dose against MMR, the highest ever annual uptake of this vaccination at five years of age.
- 88 per cent of children reaching their 4th birthday were up to date2 with their immunisations at this age.
- Uptake of 3 doses of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine in 2012/13 school year 8 girls was 86 per cent, down from 87 per cent in the previous year.
- During autumn/winter 2013-14, 68 per cent of people aged 65 or over were immunised against influenza and 51 per cent of people aged under 65 in ‘at risk’ groups. These figures represent a small improvement since 2012-13.
(1) Diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pertussis (whooping cough), haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).
(2) Completed 4 in 1 preschool booster, final dose of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, the Hib/ MenC booster and second MMR dose by four years of age.
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