Archives for January 24th, 2001

DIVERSITY

Book News, PublicNet: 24 January, 2001

The Diversity strand of Civil Service Reform and the Public Sector Modernisation Programme is fundamental. This booklet sets out the strategy being pursued by the Civil Service College Directorate of Centre for Management and Policy Studies. It outlines the three broad fronts of the strategy: building on the success of existing programmes including refining training; developing a leading-edge research and development programme, with funding from the Civil Service Modernisation Fund; and looking for opportunities to main stream diversity into all the activities undertaken across CMPS.Published by Civil Service College where copies can be ordered on 01344 63452

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CHILDRENS FUND GOES TO AREAS OF GREATEST NEED

Headlines, PublicNet: 24 January, 2001

The bulk of money from the Children’s Fund is, as expected, to be targeted at areas of greatest deprivation.Forty areas across England will benefit from the first 380 million of a 450 million pound three year fund announced in the last spending review. Once again the aim is to encourage public and voluntary sector agencies to join-up to fill the gaps in current provision, this time with local councils taking the lead.

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BUSINESS APATHY SINKS EDUCATION ACTION ZONES

Headlines, PublicNet: 24 January, 2001

New research from a left-leaning think tank suggests that the private sector has failed to play a full partnership role in supporting the Government’s Education Action Zones (EAZs) initiative.Introduced in 1997, EAZs were promoted as a radical way of tackling low levels of educational attainment in some of Britain’s most deprived areas.

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