Archives for January 27th, 1999

THE GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY – THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Headlines, PublicNet: 27 January, 1999

The public has voted in favour of London Bridge City as the new headquarters of the new Greater London Authority.An exhibition of design proposals for the two shortlisted buildings to house the new Mayor and Assembly in London toured the capital before Christmas. Visitors were asked to state their preference between a new building on a site on the south bank of the River Thames near Tower Bridge, and a complete refurbishment of Victoria House in Bloomsbury Square.

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POLICE SHOULD ORGANISE TO TACKLE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Headlines, PublicNet: 27 January, 1999

A new report suggests that Britain’s police forces could offer a more coherent policy towards domestic violence, and that organisational change would boost the effectiveness of those officers tasked to tackle the problem.”Policing Domestic Violence: Effective Organisational Structures”, published by the Home Office, investigates how the police are organised to provide a service dealing specifically with domestic violence incidents.

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INVESTORS IN PEOPLE – A VERY PUBLIC STORY

Abstracts, PublicNet: 27 January, 1999

Mitchell SModern Management, (UK), Apr 1998 Vol 2 No 12 Start page: 33 No of pages: 3

Looks at Lewisham Council’s adoption of Investors in People (IIP) as part of its quality approach to tackling inner city problems. Explains that the UK IIP programme aims to improve service quality through staff training and development. Notes the success of the Lewisham programme and discusses the four underlying principles of the process. In order to illustrate the results of the scheme, focuses on the Social Services department and development of its service plan which involved identification of user needs, service design and implementation, evaluation and monitoring. Describes the emphasis on training and evaluation, noting the importance of communication and encouragement of staff involvement.

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