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
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Developing a Landfill Disposals Tax
- Talk to me 2
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
Featured consultation »Use and effectiveness of Civil Sanctions for environmental offences
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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
An annual report which includes information on referrals by local authority, young carers and those on Child Protection Registers.
- Local authorities received 35,300 referrals during the year. 22 per cent of referrals were for children who had previously been referred to the same local authority compared to 27 per cent in the previous year. A contributing factor to the fall in the number of referrals in 2013-14 was the exclusion of contacts which did not result in a subsequent referral. Some local authorities had incorrectly included these in previous years.
- 27,800 initial assessments were completed. 72 per cent were carried out within 7 working days of referral compared to 73 per cent in the previous year.
- Over four-fifths (81 per cent) of required core assessments were completed within 35 working days, compared to 77 per cent in 2012-13.
- Just over 3,100 children were registered on local authority Child Protection Registers (CPRs) at 31 March 2014. 32 per cent of children had been on CPRs for less than 3 months, while 17 per cent of children had been on registers for more than 12 months.
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