State of the sector 2018: A summary and how we will respond
This summary of our State of the sector 2018 report sets out the key findings from our research and the commitments we are making to ensure we are providing the best support to the diverse sector we are here to serve. For the last six years Clinks has been collecting information about how voluntary organisations working in criminal justice are faring. The detailed information we collect helps us build a picture of voluntary organisations’ experiences. The results from this research have enabled us to recognise and celebrate voluntary organisations’ many successes, as well as uncover some of the significant challenges they are facing.
For more information about our research methodology, and a detailed analysis of our findings, you can download the full report here
We will focus on the following commitments in the coming year:
1. Ensure voluntary organisations and criminal justice partners know what protected characteristics means
Commitment: Clinks will promote a better understanding of tackling inequalities in the criminal justice system amongst all our stakeholders and we will review the language we use to do this to ensure that is accessible and relevant.
2. Support partnership working between those providing a tailored service to a particular client group and those who do not.
Clinks will advocate for the effective involvement of organisations providing tailored services for particular client groups and good partnership working between them and other voluntary organisations.
3. Promoting the work and value of small, locally based organisations providing a tailored service for a particular client group.
Commitment: Clinks will continue to advocate on behalf of organisations providing a tailored service for particular client groups, proactively working with key stakeholders including charitable trusts and foundations to demonstrate their essential value and the need for them to receive sustainable, long term grant funding.