Forthcoming events

The Policy Forum for Wales aims to provide the premier environment for policymakers in the National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Government and government agencies to engage with key stakeholders in timely discussion on public policy issues in the areas that have been devolved to Cardiff Bay, or otherwise particularly affect Wales.

The Forum has in place a programme of consultation with members of the National Assembly for Wales, senior departmental officials, regulators, industry representatives, charities and action groups, professional bodies and academics, local government and others. We welcome input from any individuals or organisations with an interest in issues relevant to Wales.

The Policy Forum for Wales is completely impartial and has no policy agenda of its own. Whilst we are grateful for support and any advice on themes that we receive from sponsors, all editorial decisions remain with the Forum in order to maintain impartiality.

Should you have any booking queries, please email jayne.cole@policyforumforwales.co.uk.

Peter Davies

Peter Davies

Health and wellbeing in Wales - new regulations, promoting healthier lifestyles and tackling health inequalities

Thursday, 2nd July 2015
Cardiff Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane, Cardiff CF10 1EZ
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Peter Davies, Wales' Commissioner for Sustainable Futures and Chair, Climate Change Commission

Natural resources, climate adaptation and biodiversity policy in Wales

Tuesday, 7th July 2015
Cardiff Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane, Cardiff CF10 1EZ
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Matthew Quinn, Director of Environment and Sustainable Development, Welsh Government and Dr Sarah Williams, Manager, Natural Resources and Ecosystems Group, Natural Resources Wales

Ian Johnston

Ian Johnston

Crime prevention in Wales - next steps for organisation, strategy and community safety

Tuesday, 14th July 2015
Radisson Blu Cardiff, Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace, Cardiff CF10 2FL
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Ian Johnston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent and Board Member, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners; Joanne Hopkins, Head of Home Office Team in Wales, Home Office and Karin Phillips, Deputy Director, Community Safety, Welsh Government

Jane Hutt AM

Jane Hutt AM

David Hughes

David Hughes

Infrastructure in Wales - progress, priorities and next steps for policy

Monday, 14th September 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance, Welsh Government and David Hughes, Head of Office, The European Commission Office in Wales

Christine Chapman AM

Christine Chapman AM

Kate Cassidy

Kate Cassidy

Tackling poverty in Wales - early intervention, welfare reform and routes out of poverty

Tuesday, 15th September 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guests of Honour: Christine Chapman AM, Chair, Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee and Kate Cassidy, Director for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Welsh Government

Caroline Lamb

Caroline Lamb

The future of Wales’ healthcare workforce - investment, education and development

Tuesday, 22nd September 2015
Central Cardiff

Guests of Honour: Julie Rogers, Director, Workforce and OD, Welsh Government and Caroline Lamb, Acting Chief Executive, NHS Education for Scotland

Professor Chris Taylor

Professor Chris Taylor

The future for early years - regulatory change, workforce development and improving delivery of the Foundation Phase

Tuesday, 20th October 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Professor Chris Taylor, Professor of Education Policy, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University and Lead Researcher, Evaluation of Foundation Phase Flexibility Pilots, WISERD

Professor Marcus Longley

Professor Marcus Longley

Integrating health and social care - service redesign, resources and next steps for delivery

Wednesday, 21st October 2015
Central Cardiff

Guest of Honour: Professor Marcus Longley, Professor of Applied Health Policy and Director, Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care, University of South Wales

Mental health and wellbeing in Wales - next steps for policy and implementation

Tuesday, 17th November 2015
Central Cardiff

Guest of Honour: David Rees AM, Chair, Health and Social Care Committee, National Assembly for Wales

Jassa Scott

Jassa Scott

Reforming Additional Learning Needs Provision in Wales

Thursday, 19th November 2015
Central Cardiff

Guest of Honour: Jassa Scott, Assistant Director, Estyn

The future for housing policy in Wales

Tuesday, 8th December 2015
Central Cardiff
This event is CPD certified

Guest of Honour: Robin Staines, Chair, Welsh Government Housing Supply Taskforce and Head of Housing and Public Protection, Carmarthenshire County Council

Gerry Evans

Gerry Evans

The future for regulation and inspection of social services in Wales - implementation and the impact of legislation

Thursday, 10th December 2015
Central Cardiff

Guests of Honour: Gerry Evans, Director of Regulation and Professional Standards, Care Council for Wales; David Francis, Assistant Chief Inspector, CSSIW and Professor Sally Holland, Children's Commissioner for Wales

Next steps for cancer care in Wales - prevention, treatment and research

Tuesday, 26th January 2016
Central Cardiff

Guest of Honour: Chris Jones, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, NHS Wales

Next steps for Initial Teacher Training provision and continuing professional development in Wales

Thursday, 28th January 2016
Central Cardiff

Guest of Honour: Professor John Furlong, Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford; Initial Teacher Training Advisor to Welsh Government and Author, Teaching Tomorrow’s Teachers

The future of Apprenticeships in Wales

Tuesday, 2nd February 2016
Central Cardiff

Guest of Honour: Michael Davis, Chief Executive, UK Commission for Employment and Skills

In Production

The following issues are being considered for future events:

Education and Skills

  • Vulnerable Children
  • Cultural learning
  • The 21st Century Schools programme

Health and Social care

  • Mental Health
  • Midwifery and antenatal care
  • End of life care
  • Eye care
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy

Society and Culture

  • Sport in Wales
  • Arts in Wales
  • Heritage

Environment, Energy and

Infrastructure

  • Low carbon energy
  • National Transport Plan
  • Energy policy in Wales

Economy

  • Digital Wales
  • Agriculture
  • Creative industries
  • Supporting entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and smart specialisation

Patrons of the Forum

Peter Black AM, Angela Burns AM, Christine Chapman AM, Byron Davies MP, Keith Davies AM, Rt Hon the Lord Elis-Thomas AM, Rebecca Evans AM, Janet Finch-Saunders AM, Russell George AM, William Graham AM, John Griffiths AM, Llyr Gruffydd AM, Mike Hedges AM, Mark Isherwood AM, Bethan Jenkins AM, Darren Millar AM, Julie Morgan AM, Eluned Parrott AM, Nick Ramsay AM, Jenny Rathbone AM, Mark Rees AM, Aled Roberts AM, Simon Thomas AM and Kirsty Williams AM. Note: patrons take no financial interest in the Forum. Sylwch: Nid oes buddion ariannol i noddwyr y Fforwm.