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LGO report highlights wider impact of financial abuse of vulnerable people
National Ombudsmen
Saturday 13 February 2016 @ 09:10

Financial abuse of vulnerable people can have a major impact on whole families if social workers do not treat safeguarding alerts seriously, the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has warned.

National Ombudsmen | Official News Release
LGO report highlights wider impact of financial abuse of vulnerable people
Welsh Government news
Last days to have your say on Local Government reform
Welsh Government
Saturday 13 February 2016 @ 09:05

There isnt long left to contribute to the Welsh Government’s consultation on its Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill.

Welsh Government | Official News Release
Last days to have your say on Local Government reform
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills news
Universities told to reach out to students from poorest neighbourhoods under new guidance
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Saturday 13 February 2016 @ 08:10

The government has issued new guidance calling for universities to work more closely with schools in poorer neighbourhoods.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Official News Release
Universities told to reach out to students from poorest neighbourhoods under new guidance
Office for National Statistics news
Chapter 4 – Intimate personal violence and partner abuse
Office for National Statistics
Saturday 13 February 2016 @ 08:05

The CSEW estimates that 8.2% of women and 4.0% of men reported experiencing any type of domestic abuse in the last year (that is, partner / ex-partner abuse (non-sexual), family abuse (non-sexual) and sexual assault or stalking carried out by a current or former partner or other family member). This is equivalent to an estimated 1.3 million female victims and 600,000 male victims.

Office for National Statistics | Official News Release
Chapter 4 – Intimate personal violence and partner abuse
FDA news
FDA welcomes NAO’s recommendations on civil service pension administration
FDA
Saturday 13 February 2016 @ 07:10

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has responded to the National Audit Office's investigation into members' experience of civil service pension administration, published recently.

FDA | Official News Release
FDA welcomes NAO’s recommendations on civil service pension administration
Scottish Government news
Enterprising communities
Scottish Government
Saturday 13 February 2016 @ 07:05

More than 40 community organisations that are transforming disused properties and setting up enterprises in their areas, will receive a share of a £2.5 million fund.

Scottish Government | Official News Release
Enterprising communities

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