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 »
Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are integral to Wales’ national identity and are recognised internationally.
- £6.2 million IT investment in North Wales healthcare
- Funding for new Life Sciences Innovation Village in Cardiff
- Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
- 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
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
- Provisions for the proposed Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Wales) 2015 and amendments to the Compensation and Pension Schemes 2007
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 »
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Promoting Disability Equality in Schools
The Duty has been introduced by the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (DDA 2005) and supplements existing provision under Part 4 of DDA 1995 (introduced by SENDA 2001).
It sets out:
- A general duty to promote disability equality, which applies to all public authorities; and
- A specific duty, which applies to particular public authorities and publicly-funded schools. The specific duty includes a requirement to prepare and publish a Disability Equality Scheme (a scheme) showing how a public authority is meeting its general duty.
It does not bring in new rights for disabled people; rather it requires schools to take a more proactive approach to promoting disability equality and eliminating discrimination.
It requires schools, when carrying out their functions, to have due regard to the need to:
- Promote equality of opportunity between disabled people and other people;
- Eliminate discrimination that is unlawful under the Disability Discrimination Act;
- Eliminate harassment of disabled people that is related to their disability;
- Promote positive attitudes towards disabled people;
- Encourage participation by disabled people in public life;
- Take steps to meet disabled people's needs, even if this requires more favourable treatment.