Child Rights Alliance England (CRAE) have opened a call for evidence ahead of their flagship annual publication on the state of children’s rights in England. They are looking for input to help make the report credible, relevant and change-focused. The deadline is 14 September 2018
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 Social Mobility Commission has a vital role to play in “[putting] the Government’s feet to the fire” – but changes need to be made.
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.
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.
The funding pressures on adult social care are having very serious consequences on the quantity and quality of care people receive.
Instead of protecting children who have fled to Europe for safety, Government is failing them, finds a July 2017 report by the Human Trafficking Foundation.
The European Commission has launched a May 2017 consultation on social inclusion and shared values for young people. And in particular, how education and non-formal learning can help create more socially cohesive societies.
In May 2017, the Human Trafficking Foundation launched a short inquiry into modern slavery and human trafficking in order to look into the situation of unaccompanied and separated minors in Europe.