Representing the Sector - One City Plan

7 November, 2017 - 10:47

 

Sandy Hore-Ruthven, Voscur's Chair Article written by Sandy Hore-Ruthven, Voscur's Chair of...

Working Together to Safeguard Children: changes to statutory guidance

27 October, 2017 - 15:46
 
The Government is planning changes to statutory guidance around safeguarding children. It has opened a consultation around the proposed changes and is calling for feedback and input. The deadline is 31 December 2017.
 
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Following the General Election, how will Bristol’s elected MPs work with the VCSE sector?

11 October, 2017 - 11:19
 
Parliament's summer recess is over, and elected MPs are returning to Parliament, fresh from their...

Are the PIP (Personal Independence Payment) and ESA (Employment Support Allowance) assessments working well?

5 October, 2017 - 14:53
 
The Work and Pensions Committee has launched an inquiry into the effectiveness of Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and...

Important new Charity Commission guidance on reporting serious incidents

22 September, 2017 - 12:40
 
The Charity Commission has updated its guidance on reporting serious incidents, following growing concern that they are being under-reported by charities. 
 
Last year, charities reported 2,181 incidents to the Commission, over half of which (55%) related to...

Help break down barriers and improve the experiences of young people who volunteer ‘full time’

20 September, 2017 - 11:52
 
The Government is looking to better support charities and young people to participate in ‘full-time social action’. It is consulting with young people and the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to find out how the full-time volunteering experience can be...

A quicker, slicker Annual Return form? Find out about the Charity Commission's proposed changes and take part in the consultation

4 September, 2017 - 14:44

 

Fewer questions for smaller charities; tailored advice and updates; and a more proactive approach to dealing with common governance issues are amongst the expected perks of the Charity Commission’s proposed new Annual Return form.
 
Before the changes are...

Bristol Safeguarding Adults and Children Boards launch a new joint website

24 August, 2017 - 15:38
 
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...

Join the conversation: In times of change and upheaval, how can we work together and build bridges in our communities?

23 August, 2017 - 15:12
 
Submit your response to The Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement by Friday, 8th September.
 
Most would agree we live in a time of great change and upheaval: Brexit, the recent terrorist attacks, and phenomena such as in-...

£1 billion for the West of England over the next 30 years - but will it reach everybody? Help shape the strategy now

23 August, 2017 - 14:15
 
In the recently published West of England Strategy (WoE) discussion paper, Metro Mayor Tim Bowles lays out his plans for the next four years and pledges to work with “councils and business to lead a region that delivers on economic growth”. 
 
The...

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