Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Mark Drakeford announces additional £20m for social care in 2017-18
Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford has announced the Welsh Government will invest an additional £20m in social care in 2017-18.
- Health Secretary connects with NHS Wales staff
- Increase in funding to help Wales’ most disadvantaged pupils – Kirsty Williams
- Mark Drakeford announces additional £20m for social care in 2017-18
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Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Slavery in Wales is on the rise. In 2015, 134 referrals of potential victims of slavery were reported. This is a 91.4% increase on the previous year and represents 4.1% of all UK referrals.
Signs of slavery
Due to the hidden nature of slavery and their reluctance or inability to seek help, you may not realise you've come into contact with a victim. Some of the signs to look out for include:
- limited family contact
- physical abuse
- distrust of authority
- having no friends
- acting as if under another's control
- appearing malnourished
- avoiding eye contact
- unable to speak any English.
‘Caught in Traffick’ (external link)
This film was produced by the Merthyr Tydfil Borough Wide Youth Forum to raise awareness of slavery.
Types of slavery
Men, women and children may be forced into various types of slavery, including:
- forced prostitution
- child trafficking
- criminal exploitation
- domestic servitude
- forced labour
- organ harvesting
- sexual exploitation.
How to report slavery
Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111
Modern slavery helpline: 0800 0121700
Support for victims
Bawso: 0800-731 8147
Visit Live Fear Free (external link) for more details on slavery.