FaithAction believes that faith-based and community organisations provide services that are key to their local communities and tailored for them based on their close knowledge of their local community’s needs. This page lists a number of consultations from various departments where faith groups can raise their voices and have an influence on a national agenda.
If you want to speak to a member of the FaithAction team about any of these consultations before completing them, please get in touch with the national office on 0845 094 6350 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultation on safeguarding children
The Government is consulting on changes to the statutory guidance on working together to safeguard children. This includes replacement of Local Safeguarding Boards with local safeguarding partners; the establishment of a new national Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel; and the transfer of responsibility for child death reviews from Local Safeguarding Children Board to new Child Death Review Partners.
The deadline for responses is the 31 December 2017. If your organisation works with children and young people, please take a look at the information and consider responding. If you decide to, we would love to know – please contact email@example.com / 020 8597 2900.
Children and Young People’s mental health – Green Paper
The Department of Health and the Department for Education have published a Green Paper, Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision. This sets out the ambition that children and young people who need help for their mental health will be able to get it when they need it. The paper focuses on early intervention and prevention, especially in or linked to schools and colleges.
The proposals in the Green Paper include: creating a new workforce of community-based mental health support teams; encouraging every school and college to appoint a designated lead for mental health; and a new 4-week waiting time for NHS children and young people’s mental health service to be piloted in some areas.
The Government is seeking views on the proposals, and the consultation will be open until midday on Friday 2 March 2018.