Empowering the voluntary sector
The PLP part of this project is now finished.
You can read the evaluation report here.
A Big Lottery funded initiative between PLP and NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action) launched in April 2006 to provide free advice and training on public law principles to all voluntary sector organisations in England that deal with public bodies. The initiative had three main strands: training, newsletters and advice, and complemented the work of, and worked closely with, the Compact Advocacy Team at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.
The training programme provided the voluntary sector with the knowledge and skills to help it negotiate effectively with public bodies, delivered via local Councils for Voluntary Service and other infrastructure organisations. Newsletters were published quarterly containing general information on public law remedies (available to download from this page), and an advice line provided detailed legal advice, with the facility for taking on particular cases, pursuing these through complaints procedures, the Ombudsman scheme or court proceedings.
Legal advice on public law issues for voluntary sector organisations is available from NCVO on (020) 7520 3161 at the following times:
Mondays - Fridays: 10am - 4pm
Advice is also available via email: email@example.com
For further information about the continuing training programme, please contact Terry Perkins, the project’s training officer, at NAVCA. Tel: (0114) 289 3972 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or see the NAVCA website: www.navca.org.uk/evs