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 Transport Strategy: scoping report||Welsh Government||We want your views on the scoping report for the draft Integrated Sustainability Appraisal (ISA) of the Wales Transport Strategy.||31 July 2020|
|Legislative proposals for religion, values and ethics||Welsh Government||We want your views on changes to legislation to support religion, values and ethics (RVE) as a mandatory part of the Curriculum for Wales.||28 July 2020|
|Inquiry into the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, and its management, on health and social care in Wales||Welsh Parliament||The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, and its management, on health and social care in Wales.||No date|
|Consultation on expanding the dormant assets scheme||UK Government||
The government has launched a consultation in order to gather views on its proposals to expand the dormant assets scheme to include new financial assets.
|16 July 2020|
|Inquiry into the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on culture, creative industries, heritage, communications and sport||Welsh Parliament||
The Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the Covid-19 outbreak in Wales.
|Impacts of Covid-19: Open Call for evidence and experiences||Welsh Parliament||The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee is exploring the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on all areas within its remit. Members are interested in the effects of the pandemic; measures taken to slow the spread; and support being offered to help people, companies and other organisations through the pandemic||No date|
|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.||30 June 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||30 June 2020|
|Active Travel guidance||Welsh Government||We want your views on draft revised Active Travel delivery, planning and design guidance.||19 June 2020|
|Making Justice work in Wales||Welsh Parliament||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,||4 June 2020|
|Hospital discharge processes||Welsh Parliament||The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee would welcome your views as part of its inquiry into hospital discharge processes.||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.||5 June 2020|
|Inquiry into COVID-19 and its impact on matters relating to the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee’s remit||Welsh Parliament||The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the Covid-19 outbreak in Wales.||No date|
|Scrutiny of Covid-19 and its impact on children and young people (including students in further and higher education)||Welsh Parliament||The Children, Young People and Education Committee is exploring how the outbreak of COVID-19 is affecting all aspects of life for children and young people (including students in further and higher education).||No date|
An archive of WCVA’s consultation responses.
|Wales and the Shared Prosperity Fund||‘The Structural funds have had a substantial impact on the third sector in Wales and subsequently those individuals who are the hardest to reach, and our most disadvantaged communities.’|
|The impact of Covid-19 on the Welsh economy||‘A long-term shift in behaviour needs to be encouraged to help procurers have more regard for reuse and recycling of materials.’|
|The Circular Economy Strategy||‘A long-term shift in behaviour needs to be encouraged to help procurers have more regard for reuse and recycling of materials.’|
|A Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care||‘We agree that the status quo is not an option and that current health and social care systems are unsustainable.’|
|Strengthening Social Partnerships||‘”An inclusive economy in which everyone can thrive and no-one is left behind” is an admirable vision, but we have doubts about this Bill being able to achieve that.’|
|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’|