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Have your say in the Civil Society Strategy

6 March 2018

  • Policy updates

This week saw the announcement of the DCMS (Department for Culture, Media & Sport) Civil Society Strategy public call for evidence, in which we encourage all of our members working with children and young people to complete. Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, hopes the strategy will help to harness the power of communities, charities, and businesses to help build a fairer society.

The engagement exercise for the Civil Society Strategy will look at four themes that will strengthen civil society further, exploring the best way sectors can work together, empowering people to take action on the issues that matter to them and improving the places they live and work in.

It is open for anyone to share their opinions, experiences and feedback over the next twelve weeks.

It is split into four sections: Our Civil Society, People, Partnerships and Places. You can choose to just answer the questions that are relevant to you:

 

  1. Our civil society: is about the big questions of what civil society is, how it is working well and what needs to change to strengthen it further
  2. People: explores how more people could take action on issues that matter to them
  3. Partnership: explores the best ways to work across different sectors to make a better society
  4. Places: explores how we empower local people to improve the places they live and work

 

This work will build on the government’s current work with young people and youth organisations, as well as efforts to grow social impact investing, tackle loneliness and build integrated communities. Further to the online platform, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will also hold events around the country where people will be invited to talk about civil society.

We welcome suggestions from member organisations as to emerging issues that you feel the strategy should address, along with any examples and evidence of ways to address them. Please email policy@ukyouth.org or attend our Policy & Strategy Forum on the 12th April 2018.

 

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