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Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015

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Measuring performance towards achieving the purpose of this Act

11National indicators

(1)The Welsh Ministers must—

(a)publish indicators (“national indicators”) that may be applied for the purpose of measuring progress towards the achievement of the purpose of this Act;

(b)lay a copy of the national indicators before the National Assembly.

(2)A national indicator—

(a)must be expressed as a value or characteristic that can be measured quantitatively or qualitatively against a particular outcome;

(b)may be measured over such period of time as the Welsh Ministers consider appropriate;

(c)may be measurable in relation to Wales or any part of Wales.

(3)The Welsh Ministers may review and revise the national indicators at any time.

(4)Where the Welsh Ministers revise the national indicators under subsection (3), they must as soon as reasonably practicable—

(a)publish the indicators as revised, and

(b)lay a copy of them before the National Assembly.

(5)Before publishing national indicators (including indicators revised under subsection (3)), the Welsh Ministers must consult such persons as they consider appropriate.

12Annual progress reports by the Welsh Ministers

(1)The Welsh Ministers must, in respect of each financial year, publish a report—

(a)of the progress they have made towards achieving the objectives in the national strategy;

(b)of the progress made towards achieving the purpose of this Act in Wales by reference to the national indicators published under section 11.

(2)Where the Welsh Ministers have revised the national strategy during the period to which the report relates, the report must include an explanation of the reasons for the revision.

(3)Any report under this section published during the period of 12 months beginning with the date of a general election must contain predictions of likely future trends and any other analytical data and information relating to the purpose of this Act that the Welsh Ministers consider appropriate.

(4)In subsection (3), the reference to the date of a general election is to the date on which an ordinary general election is held under section 3 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 (c.32) (or would be apart from section 5(5) of that Act).

(5)A report under this section must be published and laid before the National Assembly as soon as reasonably practicable following the end of the financial year to which the report relates.

13Annual progress reports by local authorities and Local Health Boards

(1)A local authority and Local Health Board must publish, in respect of each financial year, a report of the progress they have made in achieving the objectives specified in their local strategy.

(2)Where a local authority and a Local Health Board have revised their strategy during the period to which the report relates, the report must include an explanation of the reasons for the revision.

(3)A report under this section must be published as soon as reasonably practicable following the end of the financial year to which the report relates.

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