Consultations

CharityWorks Safeguarding Research

CharityWorks Safeguarding Research

Elena Rothwell, who is currently working at the NSPCC as a Safeguarding Quality Assurance Officer through the CharityWorks graduate scheme, is undertaking a research project on safeguarding in the third sector, focusing on the role of trustees and/or board members across all organisations in ensuring their beneficiaries are protected.

The purpose of this research is to understand trustee safeguarding responsibilities and make recommendations on how to improve any current guidance, training and support available in this area.  As the key people in the role, she would like to hear your perspective, and find out what would be helpful for you, and would really appreciate it if you could fill in the following survey.

It should take around 5-10 minutes to complete and results are completely anonymous. Results will go towards an anonymous report containing a series of recommendations for improving the support available in this area. Any personal/organisational details are optional to provide, and any provided will remain confidential. If you would prefer to answer questions on the phone, Elena would be more than happy to do this also.

Please fill in the survey here

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this research, then please do contact her any time by e-mailing elena.rothwell@nspcc.org.uk

Home education: call for evidence and revised DfE guidance

Home education: call for evidence and revised DfE guidance

Deadline 2nd July

This consultation has 2 parts.

The first is a call for evidence on issues connected with elective home education. In particular:

  • registration of children educated at home
  • monitoring of home education provision
  • support for home educators

The second part is seeking comments on draft versions of 2 DfE guidance documents about elective home education. One is designed for local authorities and the other for parents.

For more information go to the Government website

Personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets: extending legal rights

Personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets: extending legal rights

Deadline 8th June

The government is consulting on:

  • extending the right to have a personal health budget to specific groups of people
  • extending the right to have an integrated personal budget to specific groups of people

For more information go to the Government website 

Powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments

Powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments

Deadline 15th June

This consultation asks a series of questions relating to powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments, including:

  • local authority and police powers
  • court processes
  • trespass
  • planning enforcement
  • the provision of authorised sites
  • the impacts on the travelling community

For more information go to the Government website

Parental bereavement leave and pay

Parental bereavement leave and pay

Deadline 8th June

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is seeking views on key issues which will help to shape the policy on Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay, to ensure that the policy is right both for those who seek to rely on it and those who have to administer it.

It focuses on:

  • the definition of a bereaved parent
  • how and when to take the leave
  • notice and evidence requirements.

They welcome views from working parents, employers, groups representing working parents and employers, groups involved in bereavement care, and legal, HR and payroll professionals.

For more information go to the Government website

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