Important Changes to CRB

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The CRB now known as DBS are making some important changes to criminal record checks in Spring 2013.

DCLG celebrates Faith-based Social Action

Harriet Crabtree of Interfaith Network at the DCLG event
On 27th Nov 2012 Dept. of Communities and Local Government held a celebration of faith based social action.

Belief in Social Action: Exploring faith groups' responses to local needs

FBRN working together with Third Sector Research Centre and the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion (TSRC Working Paper 137)

Charity Commission consults on new guidance for trustees

The Charity Commission has launched a consultation on its new guidance for trustees, the closing date for which is 17 February.

'God and government' - Theos Conference - 15th March 2014

Sat 15th Mar
A day conference covering welfare, religious freedom, multiculturalism, education and more

European Parliamentary Training event - 27th January 2014

Mon 27th Jan
Europe House, London
A European Parliamentary Training Event will be held at Europe House on 27 January 2014. The aim is to engage with citizens and faith groups to raise awareness of the issues and debates taking place in European Parliament and how citizens can get involved the decision making. The Event will run from 5:20-7:30pm.

Community Cohesion and Social Inclusion

Public Policy Exchange
"The Equality Act 2010 and the subsequent publication ‘Equality strategy: building a fairer Britain’ highlighted Government aims to devolve power to local communities and promote greater participation and inclusion within a public, political and community context. It is hoped that this will underpin the Government’s policies on the Big Society, integration and localism. Furthermore, with ‘religion and belief’ included in the Equality Act, there is a greater impetus for councils to work in partnership with voluntary and community sector organisations (VCS) and faith based organisations (FBOs) to achieve mutual policy goals, service delivery and social action objectives, as well as tackling the macro government agendas on partnership, community empowerment and countering violent extremism." Read more here: http://www.publicpolicyexchange.co.uk/events/DL11-PPE3.php

Time to Change grants fund

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Funding for projects to create opportunities for the public to have conversations with people with mental health problems about their experiences.

Community-based English language competition: stage 1 prospectus

Funding competition for English language teaching

Religion & 2011 Census

First numbers have been issued from the 2011 Census on religious affiliation.
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