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Welcome to November's Policy e-Bulletin which provides links to policy initiatives relevant to Trafford as a whole. We select from the resources listed at the end of the publication. If there are any other resources you’d like us to select from, please e-mail Anesha Pandor in the Performance and Partnerships team.

All views and feedback welcome: anesha.pandor@trafford.gov.uk

Cross Directorate

Tell us How Website: 25/10/2011

Website launched for all public sector workers, to have their say and put forward suggestions on how to deliver public services.

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Community Budgets Prospectus: 17/10/2011

This prospectus invites local areas to apply to be new Community Budget pilots to test how they can better design local services.

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£20 million Social Action Fund Opens: 06/10/2011

The Social Action Fund which is designed to support the creation of new social action opportunities is now open for applications.

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Big Society Community First Fund: 06/10/2011

The £80 million Community First Fund, which will provide small grants to community groups and local social action projects, is now open.

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Children and Young People

Adoption Push for Councils: 31/10/2011

Prime minister to boost adoption and fostering in Britain and announcement of action to Councils failing to deal with adoption cases quickly.

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Children in Care and Adoption Performance Tables. Read more

Investment in Mental Health Therapies: 25/10/2011

The Government is investing £32 million in psychological therapies for children and young people with mental health problems.

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Ofsted Reports on the Protection of Vulnerable Babies and Young People: 26/10/2011

Ofsted publishes two reports which highlight the vulnerability of teenagers in the child protection system.

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National Children and Adult Services Conference: 24/10/2011

Transcript of the speech by Minister for Children and Families Sarah Teather at the National Children and Adult Services conference on 19th October 2011.

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Communities and Wellbeing

Unannounced Care Inspections to Increase: 26/10/2011

Andrew Lansley will announce an increase in the number of unannounced inspections of hospitals and care homes in an attempt to tackle poor performance.

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Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme Consultation: 25/10/2011

This consultation seeks views on whether to introduce a scheme for disclosing information about an individual’s history of domestic violence to a new partner, closing date 13th January 2012.

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Caring for Our Future Consultation: 18/10/2011

This consultation seeks views on the future of care and support and on recommendations made, closing date 2nd December 2011.

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Volunteering in Health and Social Care: 17/10/2011

A new vision for volunteering and funding in health and social care unveiled.

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A Call to Action on Obesity: 13/10/2011

This document sets out how a new approach to public health will enable effective action on obesity and encourage a wide range of partners to play their part.

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Consultation on Police Powers: 13/10/2011

This consultation seeks views on the areas of police powers which the government is committed to reviewing, closing date 13th January 2012.

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Consultation on Equalities and Human Rights Commission: 12/10/2011 This consultation seeks views to help the Equality and Human Rights Commission develop their strategic plan for 2012-2015, closing date 12th December 2011.

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Economic Growth and Prosperity

Role of Building Societies: 20/10/2011

Transcript of the speech by Housing Minister Grant Shapps to the Building Society Association on 20th October 2011.

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Consultation on Neighbourhood Planning Regulations: 13/10/2011

This consultation seeks views on whether the proposed neighbourhood planning regulations are fit for purpose, closing date 5th January 2012.

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Trafford Park's New Neighbourhood Plan: 06/10/2011

The business-led neighbourhood plan in Trafford, Manchester, is one of the first to test out neighbourhood planning.

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Environment, Transport and Operations

North West Environmental Plan Consultation: 20/10/2011

Environmental report and consultation document on the likely significant environmental effects of revocation of the North West of England Plan, closing date 20th January 2012.

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Traffic Signs Policy Review: 13/10/2011

This document outlines a policy framework for ensuring traffic systems meet the future needs of all road users with recommendations for improvement.

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Transformation and Resources

Technical Reforms of Council Tax: 31/10/2011

This consultation seeks views on options in relation to the council tax liabilities of second home owners and the owners of empty properties, closing date 29th December 2011.

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UK Government ICT Strategy Resource: 27/10/2011

This strategy aims to deliver better public services for less cost. It will improve and open up public service delivery and create channels for collaboration and policy debate.

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New Research and Statistics

Child Poverty in England: 27/10/2011

This paper explores the distribution of child poverty in England showing variation within local authorities.

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An Overview of Recorded Crimes and Arrests from August 2011 Disorder: 24/10/2011

This report presents an analytical overview of the disorder that occurred in parts of England in August 2011.

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Overview of Educational History and Background Characteristics of Young People involved in August 2011 Disorder: 24/10/2011

This report contains analysis of the background characteristics, educational history, school attendance and attainment of young people involved in disorder.

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After the Riots: 31/10/2011

Evidence from the Voluntary and Community Sector on the causes of the 2011 riots and next steps for policy and practice by National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).

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October Statistical Bulletin: 24/10/2011

Monthly snapshot of core economic and labour market data published by the Local Government Association.

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Resources: CABE, AGMA, BBC, CLG, Home Office, DE, Demos, Info4local, Institute of Local Government Studies, Institute of Public Policy Research, LocalGov, LGC, LGA and First Online, New Economics Foundation, North West Regional Intelligence Unit, Opportunities.co.uk, Policy Hub (Civil Service), PWC Government and Public Sector Weekly News, Progressive Governance, Public Servant, Management Journal, Policy Exchange.

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