Valuing Social Infrastructure was published in May 2018 and written by our Director, Caroline Slocock, on behalf of the Early Action Task Force. It defines social infrastructure – those aspects of a place which help to build early action into communities – and argues that we need to identify, value and protect it. Some communities are relatively poor in this respect and we need not just to stem the current trend to cut back on social infrastructure but invest more in those places that have least.
A Shared Society? The independence of the voluntary sector in 2017, published on 5 April 2017, explores the potential of Theresa May’s Shared Society, looks at what has been happening to the relationship of the state and the voluntary sector over the last 12 months, and considers what needs to change. It is the sixth in a series of health checks of the sector. Information on its key findings and recommendations is available here.
Independence in Question: the voluntary sector in 2016 is the fifth in a series of health checks of the sector, following on from the Independence Panel’s final report published by Civil Exchange the year before. Information on its key findings and recommendations is available here.
An Independent Mission: the voluntary sector in 2015, the final report of the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector, was published in February 2015.
Independence Undervalued: the Voluntary Sector in 2014, published in January 2014 by the Baring Foundation, Civil Exchange and DHA. For more information visit www.independencepanel.org.uk
The Baring Foundation, Civil Exchange and DHA published Independence under Threat: the Voluntary Sector in 2013, in January 2013, the second annual assessment by the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector.
Protecting Independence: the Voluntary Sector in 2012, the first annual assessment of the Independence Panel was published in January 2012 by the Baring Foundation, Civil Exchange and DHA published the first of five annual assessments by the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector. For further details, click here.
Civil Dialogue: Ideas for Better Working between Government and Civil Society , a collection of essays by leaders across civil society and beyond, was published in 2011. To find out more, click here. To read the press release, click here. To download Civil Dialogue, click on the image below.
In 2011, the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector started its work with a consultation report, Voluntary Sector Independence, published by Civil Exchange and the Baring Foundation. To read the report, click on the image below.