Public consultations are a great way for voluntary organisations to influence the areas that they are passionate about.
Governments and other public bodies will open a consultation to seek public views on a piece of work, project, policy or law. Consultations help them to engage with the public, be more transparent and benefit from the expertise of other organisations, such as charities, which are often paving the way in their particular field.
Open consultations from the Assembly, Welsh Government and others. Have your say on what matters to you.
|Wales and the Shared Prosperity Fund||UK Parliament||The Welsh Affairs Committee has launched an inquiry into the proposed UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The fund is earmarked to replace European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI) that puts £375 million into the Welsh economy each year.||21 April 2020|
|Brexit and trade: implications for Wales||UK Parliament||The Welsh Affairs Committee has launched an inquiry that will look into the implications of the UK-EU trade negotiations for Wales.||20 April 2020|
|Independent special post-16 institutions (ISPIs)
||Welsh Government||We are seeking your views on the Draft Additional Learning Needs (List of Independent Special Post-16 Institutions) (Wales) Regulations 2020||05 May 2020|
|Active Travel guidance||Welsh Government||We want your views on draft revised Active Travel delivery, planning and design guidance.||08 May 2020|
|Electing a more diverse Assembly||The National Assembly for Wales||The Committee on Assembly Electoral Reform was established in September 2019 to examine the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Assembly Electoral Reform in respect of the size of the Assembly and how Members are elected. We are seeking written evidence to inform our inquiry into electing a more diverse Assembly.||22 April 2020|
|Making Justice work in Wales||The National Assembly for Wales||The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee is conducting an inquiry on Making Justice work in Wales. The Committee intends to carry out its inquiry in two parts,||07 May 2020|
|Hospital discharge processes||The National Assembly for Wales||The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee would welcome your views as part of its inquiry into hospital discharge processes.||17 April 2020|
|Framework for regional investment in Wales||Welsh Government||We want your views on the future of regional investment in Wales outside the European Union.||22 May 2020|
|Amendments to the organ donation regulations||Welsh Government||We would like your views on changes to the Human Transplantation (Excluded Relevant Material) (Wales) Regulations 2015).||30 April 2020|
|Circular economy strategy||Welsh Government||We want your views on our strategy to make a low carbon, zero waste Wales that uses a fair share of resources.||03 April 2020|
An archive of WCVA’s consultation responses.
|The draft International Strategy||‘We would have liked to have seen more involvement of voluntary organisations in the development of the strategy. Effective delivery will now need active involvement across all sectors in Wales.’|
|A workforce strategy for health and social care||‘It is unclear what is expected and hoped of, and at what level, from the sector.’|
|Draft Budget 2020-21 proposals||‘We would like Welsh Government to focus on growing an inclusive economy in Wales.’|
|Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) Wales Bill||‘Co-production, specifically identified as a core principle of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act (2014) and a key feature of a Healthier Wales, is missing from the Bill. It should be integral in ensuring citizens are at the heart of changing or improving provision.’|
|Measuring a nation’s progress||‘We are concerned that without measuring the impact volunteering has on national progress that it may, consciously or unconsciously, lead Welsh Government and other decision-makers to deprioritise the third sector when it comes to investment’|
|Loneliness and isolation||‘The social care sector and the third sector need to develop better partnerships’|