On this page you will find featured government consultations that are currently running.
Consultation on Human Trafficking
The Department of Justice is seeking your views on a draft Northern Ireland Human Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy for 2015/16.
The purpose of the draft strategy is to raise awareness of human trafficking and slavery-like offences in Northern Ireland and to reduce the number of offences. The draft strategy aims to 'equip Northern Ireland to drive out human trafficking, slavery and forced labour'. This aim is supported by four priorities:
- pursue (effective detection, disruption, investigation and prosecution of offenders)
- protect and support (provision of effective protection and support and improved identification of victims)
- prevent (prevent and reduce risk of human trafficking and exploitation in Northern Ireland)
- partnership (effective partnership response to human trafficking and exploitation)
You can download documents and find out more, including how to respond on the DOJ website.
Deadline for response - 21 August 2015
Consultation on a new Further Education Strategy for Northern Ireland
The Department for Employment and Learning is seeking your views on a new Further Education Strategy for Northern Ireland.
The consultation document sets out a series of policy commitments that aim to create a world class system of further education in Northern Ireland. These commitments are grouped under the following themes:
- economic development
- social inclusion
- curriculum delivery
- internationally connected
- college partnerships
- funding model and college sustainability
- promoting the further education sector
You can download documents and find out more, including how to respond on the DEL website.
Deadline for response - 2 October 2015
Consultation on a draft Childcare Strategy for Northern Ireland
The Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) is seeking your views on a draft strategy for childcare in Northern Ireland.
The ten year strategy aims to develop and deliver affordable, high quality and integrated childcare services which gives children the best start in life, while supporting and enabling parents to participate in the workforce.
The draft strategy outlines 22 areas for action to make childcare services more responsive to the needs of parents, including the need for more flexible care and examining ways of promoting awareness and uptake of financial assistance for childcare costs.
It also includes proposals to increase the childcare places, from pre-school through school-age, from the present 56,000 to 100,000.
You can download documents and find out more, including how to respond on the OFMDFM website.