Minister’s ideas for boosting charity capacity, further role in children’s services

The new minister for civil society wants to see much more of public services delivered by charities and social enterprises over the next few years, with plans for a massive new capacity-building programme to enable this.

Civil Society News carries an interview with Rob Wilson which lays out his proposals, discussed here, full report

Meanwhile Children and Young People Now reports that the Department for Communities and Local Government is to fund around 25 local authorities to develop new ways to deliver services at neighbourhood level, working with local people and organisations to find “innovative” solutions to local problems. Local charities and community groups are expected to play a key role in designing and delivering children’s services, such as child protection.