We need your views!
Women’s Aid responds to consultations from government and other agencies throughout the year. It's an opportunity for survivors and Women's Aid member services to have your say and influence both government legislation and agencies' policy and practice.
In order for Women’s Aid to respond most effectively, we need your feedback – you can respond independently to the government department or agency leading the consultation, or respond to the policy officer preparing the Women’s Aid response.
Department for Education - Children’s safeguarding performance information consultation
This consultation asks for views on the proposed children's safeguarding national performance information dataset, how the data is published and how the locally held information (published December 2011) is used.
Women’s Aid will be responding to this consultation. Please send any comments to Fiona Dwyer by 15th March 2012.
Ministry of Justice: Getting it right for victims and witnesses
Deadline 22nd April 2012
Part 1 sets out the government’s proposed approach to ensuring that victims and witnesses get the support they need, both to overcome the consequences of crime and to participate fully in the criminal justice process including proposals for commissioning support services.
It also sets out our commitment to ensuring that offenders take greater responsibility for repairing the harm they have caused, through a combination of financial reparation and restorative justice.
Part 2 sets out how the government proposes to reform the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS) to protect compensation payments for those most seriously injured while removing less serious injuries like sprains from the scheme and restricting payments to those with criminal convictions.
The Ministry of Justice is seeking views on these proposals. As well as seeking written responses, it is holding a number of events in order to explain and discuss the proposals with a wide range of people and organisations. Read about the events and register here.
Download a copy of the consultation document online as they will not provide hard copies.
Women’s Aid will be responding to this consultation please send your views to Deborah McIlveen by 13th April 2011.
Survey of commissioning practice in family services
As part of its commitment to informing the Department for Education about key issues impacting on the voluntary sector, the Family Strategic Partnership (FSP) is conducting a nationwide survey of commissioning practice in family services. The aim of this research is to highlight areas for improvement and models of promising practice in local authority commissioning in England. Organisations with experience of local authority commissioning are being asked to complete the survey in order that the findings represent a wide range of organisations across the country. These findings will be shared with the government and other key stakeholders at a launch event later in the year. The survey will take no more than 15 minutes to complete. All responses will remain confidential to the research team and no organisation or individual will be identified in the final report.