Energy Wales Statement »The energy system in Wales is on the threshold of great change driven by new energy, technology and low carbon energy transition objectives.Learn more »
European approval for new Wales RDP
The new RDP will be even more innovative, adaptable and integrated inorder to ensure maximum value is secured for rural Wales from theProgramme's joint EU/Welsh Government-funded investments.
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- European approval for new Wales RDP
Section highlightHistoric Environment (Wales) BillThe Bill will support the positive management of change in the Welsh historic environment.
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
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.View upcoming calendar »
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.