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.
The Department for Education has launched a March 2018 review of support for children in need.
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.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission recommends:
Schools should take a rights-based approach to the whole-school environment, by addressing all subjects from the perspective of ensuring respect for individuals’ human rights
The Department for Education should improve training and guidance for teachers so that they can more comprehensively consider the needs of all pupils
When faced with requests to withdraw, schools should ask parents to state in writing their reasons for wishing to withdraw their child.
Read the full response.
Business in the Community have launched a February 2018 survey 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 survey questions examine the following workplace issues:
How to talk about race
Pay gap monitoring and reporting
Workplace bullying and harassment
The survey takes approximately 13 minutes to complete.
Complete the survey.
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.
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.
The Care and Support Alliance will use these results as part of Age UK’s campaigning work.
Responses will not be used in a way to that identifies any individual or family publicly.
Find out more and complete the complete the survey.