Policy briefing: Brexit update

29 October, 2018 - 14:51

 

It’s crunch time for Brexit; this month Theresa May announced that the government’s deal was 95 percent complete.

Brexit has proven notoriously difficult to predict – and not just in terms of the referendum outcome. The...


New strategy says government will support VCSE in tackling loneliness

24 October, 2018 - 13:01

 

The Government has launched its new Loneliness Strategy in a bid to tackle what it calls “one of the greatest public health challenges of our time”.

Under the strategy, GPs in England will be able to refer patients...


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Voscur responds to House of Lords social care consultation

24 October, 2018 - 12:30

 

Voscur has contributed to a recent call for evidence on the future of social care from the House of Lords. You can read our response below. To find out more about the call for evidence, visit: ...


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Charity Commission updates safeguarding guidance

23 October, 2018 - 16:57

 

The Charity Commission has updated its...


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Charity Commission launches new Statement of Strategic Intent

9 October, 2018 - 17:03

 

The Charity Commission has released a new Statement of Strategic Intent, which sets out its core purpose and priorities for the five years to 2023.

It says that the new purpose will “…ensure charity can thrive and inspire...


The Social Metrics Commission releases new measure of UK poverty

28 September, 2018 - 11:35

 

The new measurement looks beyond income, accounting for a range of essential costs that reduce people’s spending power such as rent, mortgage payments, childcare and disability costs.

These are measured against the positive...


Update on SEND funding

25 September, 2018 - 15:05

Bristol City Council has announced its next steps for reversing the £5 million in savings from its Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) budget for 2018–19.

The reversal follows a High Court challenge brought by two...


Joint case review says Bristol agencies need more robust response to child-to-parent or child-to-sibling violence

13 August, 2018 - 16:41

 

A serious case review published by Bristol Safeguarding Children Board has stated that agencies working with children and families in the city need to provide a more robust response to child-to-parent or child-to-sibling violence....


NCVO aims to support safeguarding with code of ethics

8 August, 2018 - 15:22

 

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is consulting on a draft code of ethics.

The code is aimed at helping organisations to review their policies...


Arts Council strategy to focus on localism and diversity

8 August, 2018 - 10:41

 

The Arts Council is expected to focus on diversity and localism in its strategy for 2020–2030, following release of the results of its recent consultation.

According to the consultation, two thirds of...


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