Policy Archives - Voluntary Action Islington

CRB checks change to DBS checks – the details

At the end of 2012 the standard CRB check changed to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. This change has implications for volunteer involving organisations and groups working with vulnerable adults and children. Check out our briefing on the changer for further details....

Policy Update – September 2011

Check out the latest on some key policy changes from central government affecting the voluntary and community sector in Islington. Topics include the Localism Bill, dealing with empty shops and changes to public service tendering. Click here to see full details...

Islington’s Big Society?

Localism is one approach to encouraging the Big Society. What might that mean in Islington? Check out the notes from Voluntary Action Islington and Islington Community Network’s recent Localism Policy Lunch....

Fairness Commission

The Islington Fairness Commssion has produced its final report. Click here for the full report...

New Draft Children’s Strategy for Islington

The Children’s Trust in Islington is consulting on a new Children’s Strategy – ‘A Fair Chance in Life for All’ covering the period 2011-2015. Comments on the final draft should be sent to by 29 June 2011.  Click here to read the draft strategy...

Giving – White Paper launched

The Government’s White Paper on charitable giving has been released, identifying ways to make giving as easy as possible, make giving as compelling as possible and give better support to those that provide and manage opportunities to give. Voluntary Action Islington and its support for Islington Giving are featured in...

St Luke’s Hospital – sale consultation

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust is running a further consultation on the use / sale of St Luke’s Hospital. Responses to the consultation are due by 20th of June, and a public meeting is to be held on the 7th of June....

Decentralisation and Localism Bill

A package of reforms that the government says will devolve greater power and freedoms to councils and neighbourhoods, establish new rights for communities, makes radical changes to the planning system and major reforms to social housing. A range of measures are set out in the Bill under 5 key areas....

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

Crime and policing is a major concern for Londoners, but it may be perceived that communities have little influence over policing. The government is aiming to increase police accountability and community influence through the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill, currently before Parliament. One page briefing on the Police Reform...

Best Value Statutory Guidance (and revoking Duty to Involve)

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has released a new set of guidelines for Best Value authorities addressing managing cuts to the voluntary and community sector. This guidance also revokes the duty to involve stakeholders in decision making and the duty to prepare a Sustainable Community Strategy. One...

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