Self-harm and violence rates in Young Offender Institutions

Posted on 13 November 2018 by Luke Nicholas

New statistics reveal shocking picture in England and Wales Figures published today by Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre reveal the true extent of self-harm and violence at Young Offender Institutions (YOIs) in England and Wales. The previously unpublished figures, obtained from the Youth Justice Board via the Freedom of Information Act*, provide a unique insight into
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Welsh Third Sector’s Brexit asks shared with Welsh Government

Posted on 24 October 2018 by Luke Nicholas

Third sector organisations have today presented their Brexit asks to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Mark Drakeford AM, drawing on findings from the Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit (the Forum). The Forum is a joint initiative set up in summer 2018 between Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre (WGC) to help the third sector better
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Michelle O’Neill to deliver 2018 Annual Lecture

Posted on 23 October 2018 by Luke Nicholas

“The Future of the Union after Brexit” Michelle O’Neill MLA, Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán (Deputy Leader) and the party’s leader in the Assembly in the north of Ireland, will deliver the Wales Governance Centre’s 2018 Annual Lecture. As MLA for Mid Ulster since 2007, Michelle O’Neill has served in the Executive as Minister for Agriculture
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WGC Imprisonment report shapes Welsh justice policy

Posted on 16 October 2018 by Luke Nicholas

The Welsh Government held a National Assembly debate (October 9th) on the Wales Governance Centre report “Imprisonment in Wales: A Factfile”. Assembly Members from across the political spectrum spoke to welcome the report, whilst expressing concern at its findings on prison disturbances, self-harm incidents and assaults. Previously, the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public
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Assembly vote paves way for Welsh Parliament

Posted on 15 October 2018 by Luke Nicholas

Professor Laura McAllister, of Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre, has welcomed last week’s vote to allow the introduction of new legislation to reform the National Assembly for Wales. The Professor of Public Policy chaired an Expert Panel on Electoral Reform which concluded in a comprehensive report that significant reform was needed. The Llywydd has indicated
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New data reveals scale of drug and alcohol finds in Welsh prisons

Posted on 10 September 2018 by Luke Nicholas

Wales Governance Centre presents evidence to Welsh Affairs Committee Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre has presented new findings on drugs, alcohol and homelessness to the House of Commons’ Welsh Affairs Committee. The Committee held an evidence session at the National Assembly in Cardiff as part of its inquiry into prison provision in Wales. The Wales Governance
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Widespread dispersal of prisoners revealed in new data

Posted on 20 August 2018 by Luke Nicholas

Previously unpublished statistics show scale of prisoner dispersal Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre today revealed the most detailed picture yet of the prison population in Wales. The previously unseen data, which was obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests, details the prisons where all Welsh prisoners are being held, as well as which of the
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Justice in Wales?

Posted on 3 August 2018 by Luke Nicholas

Potential for distinctly Welsh justice system debated at Eisteddfod event Could a distinct Welsh justice system improve access to justice, reduce crime and promote rehabilitation?   The future of the current single ‘England and Wales’ justice system is being called into question as variations between the laws of the two countries increase. The Welsh Government
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One-party dominance of Wales examined

Posted on 29 July 2018 by Luke Nicholas

Wales’s experience of democratic politics is ‘arguably pathological’ The consequences of one-party dominance for political life in Wales will be examined by the political communicator of the year at the National Eisteddfod. Professor Roger Awan-Scully, of Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre, will examine why the Labour Party has won every general election in Wales for
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