Effective consultation is a key part of the policy-making process.
Responses to consultations help shape policy developments and set the agenda for public services.
Neath Port Talbot Council for Voluntary Service responds to a wide variety of consultations as an organisation and on behalf of the sector.
We encourage voluntary sector organisations to feed us their views on current consultations via firstname.lastname@example.org
National Survivor Engagement Framework
“Good Morning All On International Women’s Day the Welsh Government will launch a consultation document and survey on a National Survivor Engagement Framework.
The National Survivor Engagement Framework will create and combine multiple ways in which survivors of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence will influence the work of the Welsh Government and advocate for themselves to educate their peers, communities and colleagues.
There is a genuine ongoing commitment from Welsh Government to engage survivors of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence in informing and shaping our related work. The role of survivors in the development of policy work this year has been invaluable and we are determined to continue working closely with survivors from across Wales and to use their recommendations in the development of a national sustainable survivor engagement framework.
The consultation document presents the background for this policy initiative, the learning and evidence on which the development should work and a series of options which, when combined, could form an initial version of the framework.
The consultation document and survey are available on the Live Fear Free website . http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/JFHZM/.
We welcome the views of survivors of violence against women, other gender based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence, and those of organisations working with survivors, on the content of this document and, specifically, the questions in the accompanying survey. Please share the document and survey with your client group and colleagues and submit by the deadline outlined in the consultation.”
“Ar Ddiwrnod Rhyngwladol y Menywod, bydd Llywodraeth Cymru yn lansio dogfen ymgynghori ac arolwg ar Fframwaith Cenedlaethol ar gyfer Ymgysylltu â Goroeswyr.
Bydd y Fframwaith hwn yn creu a chyfuno nifer o ffyrdd y gall pobl sy’n goroesi trais yn erbyn menywod, cam-drin domestig a thrais rhywiol ddylanwadu ar waith Llywodraeth Cymru. Mae hefyd yn rhoi llais i’r bob hyn roi addysg i’w cyfoedion, eu cymunedau a’u cydweithwyr.
Dymuniad Llywodraeth Cymru yw cynnal trafodaeth barhaus â goroeswyr trais yn erbyn menywod, cam-drin domestig a thrais rhywiol er mwyn llunio a siapio ein gwaith cysylltiedig. Mae rôl goroeswyr yn ein gwaith o ddatblygu polisi eleni wedi bod yn amhrisiadwy. Rydym yn benderfynol o ddal ati i gydweithio’n agos â goroeswyr o bob cwr o Gymru ac i ddefnyddio’u hargymhellion er mwyn datblygu Fframwaith Ymgysylltu â Goroeswyr sy’n gynaliadwy.
Mae’r ddogfen ymgynghori yn sôn am gefndir y polisi hwn, y gwersi a’r dystiolaeth sy’n sail i’r gwaith o ddatblygu’r fframwaith, ynghyd â chyfres o opsiynau ar ei gyfer. Yn y pen draw, mae’n debyg y bydd y Fframwaith yn seiliedig ar gyfuniad o’r opsiynau hyn.
Mae’r ddogfen ymgynghori a’r arolwg i’w gweld ar wefan Byw Heb Ofn: . http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/JFHZM/?lang=298824
Rydym yn croesawu barn pobl sydd wedi goroesi trais yn erbyn menywod, unrhyw fath o drais arall ar sail rhywedd, cam-drin domestig a thrais rhywiol, a’r sefydliadau hynny sy’n gweithio â goroeswyr. Rydym am glywed eich barn ar gynnwys y ddogfen hon, ac ar y cwestiynau yn yr arolwg atodol yn benodol. Rhannwch y ddogfen a’r arolwg gyda grwpiau cleientiaid a chydweithwyr. Cyflwynwch eich sylwadau erbyn y dyddiad a bennir yn yr ymgynghoriad.
Review of the Community and Town Council Sector
An Independent Review Panel has been set up to consider the future role of Community and Town Councils.
The review will:
- explore the potential role of local government below Local Authority councils, drawing on best practice
- define the most appropriate model(s)/structure(s) to deliver this role
- consider how these models and structures should be applied across Wales. This will include consideration of any situations in which they would not be necessary or appropriate.
The review will take around a year. The Panel will be hosting other opportunities to engage and the website will be updated once confirmed.
More information here.
WCVA Weekly Consultation Bulletin…
A new Bulletin appears every Friday. The Consultation Bulletin is also emailed to subscribers every Friday. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please email Catrin Roberts, WCVA Events Administrator, on email@example.com
Click here to view this week’s bulletin.
Legislative proposal to remove the
defence of reasonable punishment
It is against the law for a parent or carer to smack their child, except where this amounts to ‘reasonable punishment’ (section 58 Children Act 2004).
We are consulting on the development of a legislative proposal to remove this defence. This would not create a new criminal offence, but would remove a defence to the existing offence of common assault or battery
We want your views on the proposal to remove the defence
of reasonable punishment.
To have your say go to;
Consultation ends: 2 April 2018
Neath Port Talbot CVS Consultation Responses…
Neath Port Talbot CVS have responded to a number of consultations both local and national. These are available to download below:
Implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 – Consultation on the Regulations and code of practice in relation to Part 4 (Direct Payments and Choice of Accommodation) and Part 5 (Charging and Financial Assessment) of the Act
Responses from the Third Sector in Neath Port Talbot & Western Bay…
Implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 – Consultation on the regulations and code of practice in relation to Part 4 (Direct Payments and Choice of Accommodation) and Part 5 (Charging and Financial Assessment) of the Act
Implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 – Consultation on the Regulations and statutory guidance in relation to Part 10 (Complaints, Representations and Advocacy Services) of the Act
A Skills Needs Analysis for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon and Allied Sectors…
The Regional Learning and Skills partnership is currently working in collaboration with Tidal Lagoon Power and it’s supply chain to develop a research report outlining the skills needs for the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project and allied sectors.
The Energy and Advanced Materials & Manufacturing sectors have been identified as being of significant importance to the region of South West and Mid Wales due to their substantial business presence, economic output and employment capabilities.
The emergence of a number of proposed high value key infrastructure projects such as the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon (SBTL), HS2, Hinkley Point C, Wylfa Newydd and the Swansea Bay City Region’s City Deal bid pose both opportunity and challenge for the sectors. The report seeks to create a clear understanding of the challenges, skills needs and barriers to growth that these sectors face with the opportunities available in the region.
The RLSP Team visited the Tidal lagoon Power Head Quarters in Gloucester to give an indication of the key findings and recommendations from the report, which were positively received. The report will be available here shortly.
EU Consultation Responses…
Europe 2020 in a nutshell
Europe 2020 is the European Union’s ten-year jobs and growth strategy. It was launched in 2010 to create the conditions for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Five headline targets have been agreed for the EU to achieve by the end of 2020. These cover employment; research and development; climate/energy; education; social inclusion and poverty reduction.
Progress towards the Europe 2020 targets is encouraged and monitored throughout the European Semester, the EU’s yearly cycle of economic and budgetary coordination.
In March 2014, the Commission published a Communication taking stock of the Europe 2020 strategy , including an overview of progress on the 2020 targets.
The Commission held a public consultation on the strategy between May and October 2014, and published the results in a communication [178 KB] in March 2015. This consultation results will be taken into account when reflecting on how the Europe 2020 strategy should be taken forward. Proposals to review the strategy will be presented before the end of 2015.