18 December, 2018

 

The Education Secretary Damian Hinds has announced an additional £250 million to councils over the next two years to support children with Special Educational Needs (SEND).

The other £100 million will be used to create more specialist places in mainstream schools, with aim of giving more children and young people access to a good school or college place that meets their individual needs.

17 December, 2018

 

The Charity Commission has issued an alert warning charities about the risk of CEO fraud through Christmas gift cards.

12 December, 2018

 

Big Lottery is working on a jointly funded programme with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to invest £1.14 million to improve access to training, support and advice.

It is part of a wider government strategy to improve safeguarding practice across the voluntary sector in England.

12 December, 2018

 

Next week is your last chance to submit your response to Bristol City Council's consultation on its budget. The deadline for responses is midnight on Monday 17 of December. We've published our response below in advance of submitting it to give Bristol's VCSE sector the opportunity to comment and contribute.

10 December, 2018

 

A group of some of the UK’s most well-known funders and funded organisations launched a new set of principles for grant reporting.

5 December, 2018

 

The Guardian has published the results of a poll which gives a picture of racial bias in Britain.

The report shows that people from ethnic minorities are more likely than white people to report a set of negative experiences linked to unconscious bias.

3 December, 2018

 

Advocate: Jackie Citron

Board Chair: Sally Lewis

Date of meeting: 14 November 2018

 

Relevant discussions:

Jackie has offered to become involved in the new Contextual Safeguarding Subgroup given previous experience and current role working with HSB. She has been invited to monthly meetings from Dec 18.

21 November, 2018

Labour Peer Lord Toby Harris of Haringey has been appointed Chair of the Fundraising Regulator

Lord Harris will take up the role from 1 January 2019 when the current Chair Lord Grade steps down.

 

Charters are city-wide commitments to tackling certain issues or achieving specific social aims by setting standards and behaviours. They are council documents that are written by a working group made up of community representatives.

13 November, 2018

Organisations from across Bristol have joined together to launch the city’s first collective agreement to promote the values of equality, diversity and inclusion.

The Bristol Equality Charter was launched at an event at M Shed on Monday 12 November with original signatories and supporting organisations gathered to show their commitment to promoting these values.

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