Topic: Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement

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Not for Sale

23 May 2019 in Briefings

There seems to be substantial governmental activity taking place to combat modern slavery, but there has also been criticism of the lack of progress by the Home Office as numbers of potential modern slavery victims are increasing year on year.


What outcomes matter when it comes to mental health?

20 May 2019 in Briefings

Measuring outcomes in mental health services is complex and difficult, with professionals and service users often having different perspectives on the nature of mental illness and the role of services in addressing it. This challenge is considered in the King’s Fund's “Outcomes for mental health services – what really matters?”.


Personal safety for councillors

17 May 2019

This short guide offers some guidance on assessing risk and adopting strategies and behaviours that will minimise any potential hazards you might identify as part of your councillor role. This guide has been abridged from a longer publication - Personal Safety for Councillors - by Miranda Smythe of Baikie-Wood Consultancy. You can purchase copies of the longer guide and find out about personal safety training course at Baikie-Wood Consultancy





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Are we failing the health of our adolescents and young people?

13 Mar 2019 in Briefings

The Nuffield Trust has looked at international comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood .finding that, despite improvements, the UK compares poorly with other, similar countries in providing support to young people with long-term conditions to manage their care, and that this appears to be getting worse.


‘Keeping kids safe’: Children’s Commissioner – gang violence etc

5 Mar 2019 in Briefings

There are an estimated 27,000 children in England who identify as gang members, only a fraction of whom are known to children’s services. Local areas are not facing up to the scale of the problem, are not taking notice of the risk factors and are not listening to parents and communities who ask for help. Children in gangs should not be treated as criminals but should be subjected to safeguarding procedures.