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, says 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.
This is according to a March 2018 report from the Education Committee, after four Commissioners resigned in December 2017. Continue reading “Education Committee inquiry and report: the future of the Social Mobility Commission”
Serious barriers limit free speech in universities, finds a March 2018 report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
Continue reading “Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry and report: Freedom of Speech in Universities”
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 Department for Education has launched a review of support for children in need.
This March 2018 policy paper outlines the aims of the review – in particular, to build an evidence base for improving educational outcomes. Continue reading “Department for Education policy paper and call for evidence: Review of 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.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published their response to the consultation on the changes to teaching of sex and relationship education, and PSHE, in February 2018.
Business in the Community and YouGov have launched a February 2018 survey, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to build further on the findings of their 2015 survey, Race at Work.
They are keen to hear from all ethnicities – everyone aged 16 and over, employed or self-employed in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
The Joint Committee on Human Rights call for written submissions on the reform of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Submissions must be made by 2 March 2018. Continue reading “Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry: the Right to Freedom and Safety – Reform of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards”
Age UK have published a survey to hear the experiences of people and their families who have needed adult care and support.
The Government have promised to change the adult social care system in England to make it fit for the future. And Age UK have produced a February 2018 survey to hear about your experiences.