Consultations

Transparency in supply chains (Modern slavery)

Transparency in supply chains (Modern slavery)

Deadline 17th September

The UK government has committed to section 54 (transparency in supply chains requirements) of the Modern Slavery Act.

They are gathering views on proposed measures intended to increase transparency and compliance, improve reporting quality and extend the scope of the legislation.

For more information go to the Government website

Reducing restraint and restrictive intervention in mainstream schools: consultation

Reducing restraint and restrictive intervention in mainstream schools: consultation

Deadline 17th October

The Department for Education (DfE) is seeking views on possible new guidance on the use of restraint and restrictive intervention in a range of mainstream schools and alternative provision in England, and whether the guidance should apply to a wider cohort of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The consultation follows the publication of guidance on reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention in special schools and health and social care settings.

For more information and to take respond go to the Government website

Third Sector Trends in the North 2019

Third Sector Trends in the North 2019

The Community Foundation would like you to take part in this 10 year study of the voluntary and community sector which is now running right across the North of England.

Whether your organisation or group is big or small, flourishing or struggling financially – or just carrying on more or less as normal – they need to hear from you. Using the findings, Durham University will build a picture of how organisations and groups work, how they get their resources and how they are planning to work in future.

The research helps to inform national and local government, health organisations and charitable foundations so that they make good decisions on how to invest in the activity of the third sector. The research also helps the third sector itself to show the extent and value of the work it does.

Please support the survey: The survey takes just 20 minutes to complete and you shouldn’t need to check up any facts and figures to fill it in. You can complete the survey online here

The project has generously been supported by Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland and Power to Change.

Headline findings will be published in December 2019 and the full results will be freely available from spring 2020.

Recent reports from the study so far can be found here

If you have any questions about the research and/or the questionnaire, please contact Professor Tony Chapman, St Chad’s College, Durham University, 18 North Bailey, DURHAM DH1 3RH, or by email: tony.chapman@durham.ac.uk

Residents encouraged to have their say to improve building safety

Residents encouraged to have their say to improve building safety

Deadline 31st July

The Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017 resulted in research into building safety culture being carried out across the industry. It became apparent that too many in the building industry were taking short cuts that could endanger residents in the very place they were supposed to feel safest – their own home. That’s why the government commissioned Dame Judith Hackitt, an engineer and former chair of the UK Health and Safety Executive, to review the system and find out how it can be improved.

In December 2018, the government published its plan to make building regulations stronger and more effective. The plan, Building a Safer Future, committed the government to ensuring that high-rise residential buildings are safe to live in.

The government intends to bring forward new laws to improve building safety. Before doing this, it has launched a consultation ‘Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system’ and is inviting people’s views over the next 8 weeks

For more information and to give your views go to the Government website

The 28 day survey - what makes a happy period? 

The 28 day survey – what makes a happy period? 

As part of their work to create a healthier Hull, Hull CCG would like to talk to local people about their periods and any issues they may face around them.

They would like to ask you a few questions about how you feel about your periods, how you access sanitary products and if you face any issues when dealing with your periods – like being embarrassed or ashamed, or not being able to afford sanitary products.

You can take part in their anonymous survey here

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