8 February, 2018
In the wake of the Internet Safety Green Paper consultation, the Government has recognised a potential need to refresh legislation to align with the modern digital age. It has asked the Law Commission to review legislation around offensive communications to ensure it is up to date, and can be effectively applied to online communications. If the Commission finds there are gaps, it will commit to further work - which should eventually lead to reform.
 
17 January, 2018
From 1 August 2018, changes to the law will put greater restrictions on who can run a charity. The Government has published new guidance to help individuals (such as trustees and those in senior management positions) to find out if the new ‘automatic disqualification’ rules apply to them.
 
13 December, 2017

 

The Government is planning to tighten regulation of the internet so that the UK is ‘the safest place in the world to be online’. This winter it put forward proposals that will, if implemented, require the cooperation of a broad range of stakeholders, spanning the public, private and third sectors. Read Voscur’s digest of the Government’s proposals here.

15 November, 2017
 
Voscur wants your views on how VCSE organisations can provide the best support to their service users (and their staff) around internet safety - and how the Government can change policy to support this. Take the survey now.
 
You can read Voscur's digest of the Government's Internet Safety Strategy here.

 

 
 
This event will allow you to step back from your crucial day-to-day frontline work to see the bigger picture and context in which you are working. The forums will give local and regional organisations the opportunity to hear the latest national developments in criminal justice, and also use their experience to inform Clinks’ national policy work. At this forum you will:
 
• See a performance by young people from the inspiring Street Factory. 
Date/Time: 
Thursday, 5 October, 2017 -
10:00 to 14:00
24 August, 2017
 
The Bristol Safeguarding Adults and Children Boards have launched a new joint website. This website will now act as the focal point for all safeguarding information relating to adults and children for both residents and professionals alike.
 
The site is split into two halves, one to represent the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) and the other to host information relating to the Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB).
 
11 July, 2017

The Equality and Human Right Commission has created a powerful video with spoken word artist George the Poet where he explores the different elements of hate crime and why it is important for us all to come together to challenge intolerance and report incidents of hate crime.

Under the UK Government's new Counter Terrorism and Security Act, you may now have a legal duty in your work to 'prevent people from being drawn into terrorism'.

28 March, 2017
The Avon and Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Sue Mountstevens, wishes to establish a Scrutiny of Police Powers Panel to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the PCC and to Avon & Somerset Constabulary. The panel will provide feedback on the use of police powers and the PCC is looking for independent local people to help her monitor areas such as stop and search, Taser and use of force by the police.   
 
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