‘44% of fathers lied or altered the truth to their employers about family life conflicting with work.’ This is according to The Equal Lives project, from the Business in the Community.
The project has launched an April 2018 online survey for men who balance work and care responsibilities.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) are developing an online human rights tracker. They have launched an April 2018 survey to find out how people access information on the UK’s performance on human rights.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have produced a March 2018 digital toolkit based on their Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper.
This resource has been created to facilitate conversations and gather feedback on the Government’s vision for building integrated communities.
The Government Equalities Office (GEO) have published a March 2018 report (pdf) summarising the responses from the ‘Returning to work after time out for caring’ consultation.
Current policies supporting fathers in the workplace do not deliver what they promise, despite good intentions. And this is particularly true for low-income fathers, finds a March 2018 report from the Women and Equalities Select Committee.
The Social Mobility Commission has a vital role to play in “[putting] the Government’s feet to the fire” – but changes need to be made.
Serious barriers limit free speech in universities, finds a March 2018 report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
We need to build the capacity of our leaders to promote and achieve integration outcomes. Do you agree?
This is from the Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper (PDF), produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), in March 2018.
The Green Paper invites views through public consultation on the government’s proposals to realise our vision of a society where people of all backgrounds get on with each other.
The paper proposes:
Measures to support recent migrants so that they have the information they need to integrate into society and understand British values and their rights and responsibilities
Core integration measures for national and local government to focus on
Measures to ensure that all children and young people are prepared for life in modern Britain and have the opportunity for meaningful social mixing with those from different backgrounds.
MHCLG are keen to hear from a wide range of interested parties from across local government, in the faith, voluntary, community and business sectors, and the general public.
The consultation will end on 5th June 2018.
Access the Government website to find out more about the consultation.
Read the Green Paper (PDF).
The Department for Education has launched a March 2018 review of support for children in need.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have launched a February 2018 consultation seeking views on our civil society. This consultation will inform the civil society strategy.
Responses must be made by 22 May 2018.
The government want to know what is working well and what they can do to strengthen it further.
The consultation will also help them understand how they can work with and for civil society to:
Support people – including young people – to play an active role in building a stronger society
Unlock the full potential of the private and public sectors to support social good
Help improve communities to make them better places to live and work in
Build stronger public services.
Read more and respond to the consultation.