The Centre for Social Justice Blog

CSJ Blog: We must reboot our adult training offer

As we emerge from lockdown, our jobs market will not resemble the one we previously occupied. Some sectors will take time to recover; some may never fully recover at all. But others will expand or evolve over time, and many people will…

CSJ Blog: Warming the Cold Spots of Alternative Provision

Today we’re launching a report that’s all about how we can get the best possible education for excluded children, and those at risk of exclusion, everywhere. To find out what needs to change, we’ve spent a lot of time talking to the…

CSJ Blog: Letter to The Daily Telegraph.

Dear Sir, As former Labour Minister for the third sector and a former senior Conservative Cabinet Minister we are standing with thousands of small charities to ask government to save the small charitable sector from collapse. This urgent request is supported by…

CSJ Blog: Cristina Odone: Latest addition to the CSJ

Cristina Odone – Head of Family Policy After three years of keeping my head down to set up the Parenting Circle charity, I am delighted to join the CSJ as Head of their Family Policy Unit. I’ve been a long-time fan of…

CSJ Blog: What comes next?

by Imogen Sinclair | Alliance Manager The general election is over. No more kissing babies, door knocking or pub crawling for photo ops. The electorate have cast their votes and now the hard work begins. The MPs elected to this Parliament will…

CSJ Blog: Now it’s time to govern.

by Edward Davies | Policy Director  One of the sad, quiet moments of this election campaign was the passing of Labour politician Frank Dobson. Some years ago I had the privilege of interviewing him about his time in government. It was an…

CSJ Blog: MANIFESTO PROMISES: CSJ reports

Election manifestos provide an important reality check for organisations like the Centre for Social Justice. It is a clear indication, in black and white, as to whether government is listening to us and whether we are having an impact. We’re pleased to…

CSJ Blog: HOUSING POLICY NEEDS SOME BITE

by Joe Shalam, Head of Financial Inclusion Housing was described this week as ‘the election issue yet to bark’ – but with several housing policy announcements starting to come out the dog is waking up. About time too, given that housing was…

CSJ Blog: CHILDREN IN CARE & BAD PARENTING

Why we must not be afraid to call out bad parenting when it comes to helping children in care... RT Hon. Lord (Michael) Farmer | The Telegraph Whenever children in care fare badly, local councils are blamed. Of course, they have a…

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