Archives for August 22nd, 2003

A NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND TEACHER UNIONS

Features, PublicNet: 22 August, 2003

By John Dunford Reproduced by permission of the Public Management and Policy Association. Demands by the teacher unions for a reduced workload were an important ingredient in the process leading to reform of the teaching profession. John Dunford, General Secretary of the Secondary Heads Association, charts the course of the reform which has changed the character of the Government – unions relationship from confrontation to partnership.



FUND WILL SPREAD SUCCESS OF ANTI-ARSON INITIATIVES

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 August, 2003

Fire Services, the police and other groups will be able to bid for a share of a four million pound fund to finance schemes designed to combat arson. Successful bids from local partnerships are likely to range from schemes to clear abandoned cars before they are torched, which have proved successful in several parts of the country already.The money announced by Fire Safety Minister Phil Hope is from the Arson Control Forum Implementation Fund, which comes from the Government’s 43 million pound, three-year investment in fire prevention work in England and Wales.

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EVENT TO LOOK AT COUNCILS’ ROLE IN ENCOURAGING YOUNG VOTERS

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 August, 2003

A conference next month will explore ways in which local councils can do more to ensure that young people contribute to democracy at both a national and local level. The event, ‘A Young Voice in Society – Listening To Tomorrow’s Voters Today, takes place in London on Thursday October 16th as part of Local Democracy Week.It is being aimed at the public sector in view of falling interest in local politics and declining turnout for local and national elections. The organisers say it will redress these trends in the long-term by encouraging local authorities to involve young people in service planning and decision-making. Many young people do not tend to engage with their local council or councillors and have little idea about the services provided locally from which they could benefit or how to approach their authority if they need to. Councils too are out of step with young people’s issues and concerns and how to involve them in planning for the future of their districts.

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