Tracking the voluntary sector’s experience of probation reform

Deadline 23rd June

The new probation model is due to be introduced in June 2021. This survey aims to help Clinks better understand the role of the voluntary sector in the new probation model – and specifically the impact of the commissioning model on the ability of voluntary organisations to engage with the new probation programme.

Clinks are interested in the views of voluntary organisations who successfully qualified onto the dynamic framework and bid for contracts, as well as those that that were unsuccessful in qualification or chose not to bid for services.

They hope the findings of this survey will help to inform future procurement practice both in and beyond the probation service.

Please allow 10-20 minutes to complete the survey. The time it will take will depend on depend on the extent of your involvement in the commissioning processes. You can start the survey and return later using the same link to finish the rest.

You can take part here

MHRA Patient Involvement Strategy consultation

Deadline 24th June

This draft six-page Patient Involvement Strategy sets out how MHRA will deliver a step change in their involvement and engagement with patients.

The strategy has been informed by public and patients from the very start, and we want to make sure we get it right. They’d value your feedback and comments on the draft, so that they can consider whether anything has been missed or needs to improving. It’s your chance to have your say to ensure that they deliver on their promise to have meaningful involvement of patients.

It’s a fairly easy read and sets out the MHRA approach in five objectives. Once you have had chance to read through, go to the survey page and let them know your thoughts by answering a few questions.

They recognise that not everyone will have the time to answer all questions, so if that is the case then please just answer Question 1.

For more information, and to respond to the survey, click here

Introducing national standards for unregulated accommodation

Deadline 19th July

The government wants to hear what care experienced children and young people think should be covered in new national standards for unregulated accommodation, and how to make sure that they are high quality and keep young people safe.

They would like to know your views on:

  • how to tell the difference between children’s homes and independent and semi-independent accommodation
  • what this type of accommodation should be called
  • what should be included in the new standards
  • how Ofsted should make sure the accommodation is following the new standards

You can share your thoughts here

They have also published a separate version of this consultation aimed at local authorities and providers