Department for Education Overarching Strategic Partnership programme

Department for Education Overarching Strategic Partnership programme

Department for Education 2011-2013

For further information, contact Tracey Bignall

The Department for Education (DfE) Overarching Strategic Partnership programme aims to support the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector serving children, young people and families by sharing best practice, learning, and advice. The Race Equality Foundation are partners in a coalition including Community Matters, NVCYS, NAVCA, and the Social Enterprise Coalition and led by Children England.

Partnership activities will include:

  • disseminating information, expertise and resources
  • delivering a wide range of training and learning opportunities
  • gathering the perspectives of thousands of organisations and community interest groups to feed back to the Department.

The concerns of the sector will be shared with the DfE throughout the course of the two year programme. The resources and work programmes will equip organisations to maximise their sustainability and growth through diverse funding mechanisms, public sector commissioning, consortium building, and learning from and supporting each other. 

As part of the programme of work the Race Equality Foundation will lead the promotion of diversity to the sector.  We will also evaluate the impact of the programme on organisations working with children, young people and families.

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