NWCN Consultation Bulletin - September 2016

Consultation Title Organisation Closing Date Contact Name/Dept Contact Number Email / Website / Further Info
Youth Council consultation Event:
In order to provide timely and appropriate advise.  Council members wish to hear your views and invite you to a discussion seminar
Thursday 22ndSeptember 2016 from 10am – 12.30pm Magee Campus, Ulster University. N/a To register your place please contact: Anne McTaggart onanne@youthaction.org
All welcome
N/a The Youth council for Northern Ireland retains five statutory functions, under the Youth Service (NI) Order 1989.  These are:
  1. To advise the department, EA and other bodies on the development of the youth service.
  2. To encourage the provision of facilities for the youth service and facilities that are especially beneficial to young persons.
  3. To encourage cross community activity by the youth service.
  4. To encourage and assist the co-ordination and efficient use of the resources of the youth service.
  5. To encourage and facilitate shared education.
Proposals to increase the unladen weight of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters Department for Infrastructure 19/09/16 @ 5pm Vehicle Standards Team N/a vehicle.standards@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk
Early years funding: changes to funding for 3 and 4 year olds Early Years Funding Team 22/09/16 Laura Bryant-Smith
Early Years Funding Team
N/a Online Survey:
Voluntary community and social enterprise sector funding model Department of Justice 23/09/16 @ 17:00 The Legacy Unit 028 9016 9555 VCSEfunding@justice-ni.x.gsi.gov.uk
Draft Witness Charter Department of Justice 27/09/16 @ 17:00 Victims and Witnesses Branch 028 9052 0550 DOJVictW@justice-ni.x.gsi.gov.uk
safefood Draft Disability Action Plan 2016 to 2020 safefood 30/09/16 Patricia McCarthy +353212304101 pmccarthy@safefood.eu
Integrated Risk Management Plan 2016-2021 NIFRS 30/09/16 Paddy Gallagher 02892 664221 eqia.consultation@nifrs.org
Gift Aid and intermediaries: technical consultation HM Revenue and Customs 05/10/16 @ 11:45 pm Christopher Maudsley N/a charitypolicy.taxteam@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk
Soft Drinks Industry Levy HM Revenue and Customs 13/10/16 @11:45 pm Lorna Horton N/a indirecttax.projectteam@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk
Further information
The Soft Drinks Industry Levy is a key part of the government’s childhood obesity strategy. To find out more, here are 
12 things you should know about it.
Proposals for the Provision of Strategic Support to the Voluntary and Community Sector in Northern Ireland 2017-2021 Department for Communities 02/11/16 @ 5pm Arrangements for supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector Policy and Innovation Team
N/a vcd@communities-ni.gov.uk
Respond Online
Protect Life 2 - A Strategy for Suicide Prevention in the north of Ireland Department of Health 04/11/16 @ 5pm Health Improvement Branch N/a phdconsultation@ni-health.gov.uk
Equality & Inclusion Statement and Equal Opportunities Policy NIFRS 11/11/16 Caroline Smyth 028 9262 8880 caroline.smyth@nifrs.org
The Rail Passengers Rights and Obligations (Designation and Enforcement) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 Department for Infrastructure 21/11/16 @4pm George Kearns / Janette Galloway
028 9054 0594,
george.kearns@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk or janette.galloway@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk


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