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Local Government Minister sets out plans to strengthen rules to prevent anyone found guilty of serious crimes from serving on local councils

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has today set out plans to strengthen rules to prevent anyone found guilty of serious crimes from serving on local councils.

Under the planned changes to criteria, it would ensure those who represent their communities are held to the highest […]

Lancashire Police appoint new Assistant Chief Constable

Terry Woods

Lancashire Constabulary has today appointed a new Assistant Chief Constable.

Terry Woods, currently Chief Superintendent at Lancashire Constabulary will take over from ACC Mark Bates when he retires this summer.

The appointment of ACC Woods comes just a month after Sunita Gamblin, formally a Chief Superintendent at Derbyshire, was recruited to replace […]

7BR sets sights on continued growth with the addition of five new barristers and a much strengthened specialist Public Law Team

Richard Clayton QC

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

7BR, the leading multi-disciplinary barristers’ chambers, recently announced significant additions to the Set with five new barristers and the appointment of a new Senior Clerk to the Criminal Law team.

Acclaimed Public Law Barrister Richard Clayton QC and Lee Parkhill have joined 7BR from 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, […]

New sentencing guidelines mean there’s nowhere to hide on health and safety compliance

Gary Plant, MD, Altius

By Gary Plant, Managing Director of supplier assessment and compliance specialist Altius

With stiffer sentencing guidelines for health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences now in force for England and Wales, public sector organisations should tighten up health and safety compliance.

While organisations may have robust […]

PHS DATA SOLUTIONS TO SHOWCASE SECURE DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AT LEGALEX

LEGALEX, 11-12 May 2016, ExCel London – stand L554

PHS Data Solutions, a division of the PHS Group, will be promoting at Legalex, their latest document protection and digitalisation schemes to help legal practices combat data security threats.

As data protection laws demand more proactivity from company executives, business information security defences must be strong […]

GPSJ exclusive: School children subjected to online abuse in class when using live streaming apps

By Stuart Littleford MCIJ

Police are investigating after the Government & Public Sector Journal (GPSJ) discovered school children being asked to indecently expose themselves live online during lesson time.

The school children are using a popular live streaming app installed on their smart phones to broadcast live to thousands of viewers around the world. Teachers […]

How training breaks down barriers to whistleblowing and fraud prevention

Article by Rachael Tiffen, Head of Counter Fraud and Governance at CIPFA

 

Establishing clear guidelines and policy for whistleblowing is a significant part of preventing and detecting fraud and misconduct in the workplace. It isn’t something which should be overlooked or swept under the carpet, especially as public services fraud costs the tax payer […]

Counter Terror Expo 2015 to cover key terror threat areas under one roof

Counter Terror Expo 2015 comes at a time when terrorism and unconventional threat levels across much of the world are at heightened levels. Recent events in France and Nigeria, to pick just two, have accentuated the myriad of different threats that have proliferated since the 1990s. And as the threats have increased and mutated, […]

Engaging with communities, overcoming barriers

Capita Translation and Interpreting (Capita TI) is a leading provider of language translation and interpreting services to the UK public sector. We provide language solutions to central and local government, the NHS, the Ministry of Justice, the police, the CPS and the National Probation Service.

Our portfolio of services includes a comprehensive range of interpreting, […]

Supporting the future of probation

Dan Allard & Ed Stevens

As the UK’s 35 probation trusts prepare to close at the beginning of June, specialist recruitment agency, Sanctuary Criminal Justice, shows support for those affected by the Ministry of Justice’s controversial ‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ (TR) agenda.

While probation professionals across the country remain unconvinced about the government’s efforts […]

Local government legal team wins prestigious award

L-R: Stephen Gowland, CILEx President, Jenny Caprio and Anne Davies from Buckinghamshire County Council Legal Team and Noel Inge, Managing Director of CILEx Law School, the award’s sponsor.

Buckinghamshire County Council’s in-house Legal Services team received the prestigious Employer of the Year Award from the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) at its annual […]

We care what people say

Regardless of whether our interpreters are working in a home, hospital, council building, prison or a GP’s surgery, they always listen to what people say. They bring clarity to confusion, and help deliver vital public services to those who need them most. To those who are disorientated and frightened, such as asylum seekers or refugees, […]

National Safeguarding Conference a great success

The conference – photo Nick Edgington, Nick Edgington Photography

An important and timely conference looking at ways to improve children and adult protection took place in Coventry on 23rd October.

The National Safeguarding Conference saw safeguarding professionals from across the UK attend the event held at the Welcome Centre in Coventry. The conference included […]

National Safeguarding Conference

This one-day national conference is focussed on helping Safeguarding Officers, Social Workers, Teachers, Care Workers, NHS and voluntary sector staff to become more effective in their vital roles in safeguarding children and protecting vulnerable adults.

National Safeguarding Conference – 23rd October 2013 – Coventry

Please see the link for further details www.national-training.com/safeguarding

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