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Protecting independence: the voluntary sector in 2012

 

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Protecting independence: the voluntary sector in 2012

This report identifies statutory funding, and the way that public services are commissioned, as the source of much concern.

However it also identifies other challenges such as: an inability for the sector to influence design, delivery and funding models; the increasing blurring of boundaries between private, public and voluntary sectors; the risk of self-censorship and challenges to the sector’s independence of voice; the pressures on independent governance; and the need for regulations and safeguards that protect, and do not hinder, independence.