Commentary on Sections

Section 11 – National indicators

22.This section requires the Welsh Ministers to publish indicators which may be used to measure progress towards the achievement of the purpose of this Act. It requires the Welsh Ministers to consult with whoever they consider relevant before publishing the indicators. This would likely include local authorities, Local Health Boards and third sector organisations working in the sector.

23.An indicator could, for example, be the incidence of domestic abuse or sexual crime across Wales, the number of individuals in a particular part of Wales who have been referred to Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARACs) or the number of public sector bodies in Wales who have domestic abuse work place policies.