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Informing our consultation responses

Together for Short Lives provides a voice for our members across the UK. We speak up for children, families, services and professionals, offering them opportunities to shape our responses to consultations and inquiries which have the potential to affect them. Find out here about the current opportunities to have your say and inform how we respond.

A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness

Consultation closes
16 Jan - 27 Apr 2018

The Equal Opportunities Committee report found that social isolation and loneliness was a problem in Scotland, and recommended that the Government developed a national strategy to tackle it. This consultation...

Charities that are connected with non-charitable organisations: maintaining your charity’s separation and independence

Consultation closes
13 Feb - 15 May 2018

The Charity Commission is consulting on draft guidance for charities on their relationships with connected non-charitable organisations. The draft guidance consists of: Detailed guidance. At a glance summary. A checklist...

Civil society strategy: have your say

Consultation closes
27 Feb - 22 May 2018

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is keen to have an open conversation about civil society, what is working well, and what government can do to strengthen it...

Alternative method of VAT collection – split payment

Consultation closes
13 Mar - 29 Jun 2018

Following on from the feedback received in the call for evidence Alternative method of VAT collection, and continued engagement from stakeholders, we have used this to develop our thinking on how...

Children in need of help and protection: call for evidence

Consultation closes
16 Mar - 1 Jun 2018

This call for evidence asks what professionals across education, children’s social care, health and other specialist services are doing to improve the educational outcomes of children in need. The government...

Parental Bereavement Leave consultation

Consultation closes
28 Mar - 8 Jun 2018

The government is seeking views on key issues which will help to shape its policy on parental bereavement leave and pay. It is keen to make sure that the policy...

A consultation on extending legal rights to have for personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets

Consultation closes
6 Apr - 8 Jun 2018

Currently, the only people who have a specific ‘right to have’ a personal health budget, are adults who receive NHS continuing healthcare or children receiving continuing care. The government and...