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The Office of the Third Sector has published two reports to strengthen the partnership between government and the third sector: Partnership in Public Services: an Action Plan for Third Sector Involvement, and the interim report on the review of the future role of the third sector.
The former Chief Adviser on Children's Services at the Department for Education and Skill (DFES) Naomi Eisenstadt has now been appointed the Director of Social Exclusion Task Force in the Cabinet Office.
A new action plan for social enterprise entitled “Social Enterprise Action Plan: Scaling new heights” has been launched by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, and Cabinet Office Ministers Hilary Armstrong and Ed Miliband. The plan aims to raise awareness of what social enterprises can achieve and encourage more participation and investment.
Hilary Armstrong spoke at an Institute of Education Conference, highlighting research showing that children in care need more of a voice. The Cabinet Office Minister for social exclusion talked about giving children in care a ‘friend for life’, and how government and authorities should not be afraid to intervene where care services fail to listen to children's needs.
The Legislative & Regulatory Reform Act received Royal Assent on 8 November 2006. It aims to make it quicker and easier to tackle unnecessary or over-complicated regulation and help bring about a risk-based approach to regulation.
Hazel Blears, Minister without Portfolio, speaks about young people's attitudes towards democracy and politics, and warns of a democratic demographic timebomb.