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Current Consultations


Guidance on handling individual cases to protect children and adults at risk – Wales

Consultation description

The Welsh Assembly Government is consulting on guidance that helps local authorities and their partners implement Part 7 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.

The guidance provides advice on what should happen if an individual has concerns about the well-being or welfare of a child or an adult at risk.

Closing Date: 25th April 2017

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Closed Consultations

Children and Social Work Bill

Committee stage is where detailed examination of the Bill takes place. Most Committees are able to take evidence from experts and interest groups outside Parliament.

The Children and Social Work Bill Public Bill Committee is currently gathering written evidence for the Committee stage of the Bill. The Committee stage is expected to end on 17 January 2017 but may finish earlier.

Summary of the Bill

The Bill relates to:

  • support for, and education of, looked after and previously looked after children;
  • adoption;
  • child safeguarding and proper performance;
  • pre-employment protection of whistleblowers;
  • the regulation of Social Workers.

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Investigations into deaths of children in secure accommodation

The Welsh Government is consulting on amendments to the Children’s Homes (Wales) Regulations 2002.

This will aid investigations by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) into the death of a child in a secure children’s home in Wales by:

  • ensuring the PPO is notified of any such deaths
  • giving the PPO access to the home and its records
  • giving the PPO powers to interview affected parties.

Consultation end date: 16 Dec 2016

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Supporting learners with healthcare needs

The Welsh Government is seeking views on the revised draft version of the Supporting learners with healthcare needs guidance document.

The Access to education and support for children and young people with medical needs guidance document was originally published in 2010. The revised draft version, now titled Supporting learners with healthcare needs, is shorter and takes account of changes to equalities legislation and new guidance on keeping Salbutamol Inhalers on school premises.

Consultation starts: 24.2.16
Consultation ends 29.4.16