Progress on major health conditions delivery plans »We remain committed to ensuring that quality improvement remains at the centre of our approach for the future of NHS Wales.
£45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
A £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills and improve career prospects across South Wales has been announced by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford.
- Emergency ambulance response continues to improve
- £36m EU-backed investment in research and innovation for Welsh business
- £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) Act 2016
The act puts in place the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up way.
Assembly bills »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward.Learn more »
Section highlightWelsh taxes: a conversation
Share your thoughts on a new Taxpayers’ Charter.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
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School-based Counselling Services
Developing a universal school-based counselling service for all children and young people in Wales was a recommendation of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales Clywch Inquiry Report.
It is also one of the key actions (2.35) set out in the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services in Wales.
The term counselling is used to describe a range of activities which includes listening and other support for children and young people. Our goal is to have counselling provision available to all school pupils, providing them with someone to turn to if they need help or support.
Evidence shows that a counselling service which provides support within an overall school strategy can be highly effective in promoting young people’s welfare.
School-based counselling services should be independent, safe, accessible and of a high standard. They should be learner centred and seek to respond to the diversity of issues and challenges faced by young people.
Counselling services should be acceptable and easy for young people to ask for when they are upset, worried, confused or afraid.