Public policy


Representing Christians and churches in the corridors of power across the UK

Opinion
We urge the Scottish Government to re-prioritise homelessness and drug addiction recovery in upcoming Budget

We urge the Scottish Government to re-prioritise homelessness and drug addiction recovery in upcoming Budget

We acknowledge the Budget is restricted without the full powers of independence, but the government can still act to reduce homelessness and improve drug addiction recovery
Research
Evangelical parents are dissatisfied with relationship and sex education in English schools

Evangelical parents are dissatisfied with relationship and sex education in English schools

Results of our recent survey highlight the need for significant strengthening of government guidance around RSHE
News
The King’s Speech: 21 new bills but no mention of conversion therapy

The King’s Speech: 21 new bills but no mention of conversion therapy

Initial reaction to the King's Speech from Alicia Edmund, our head of public policy
Campaign
*NOW CLOSED* Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) draft statutory guidance consultation

*NOW CLOSED* Relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) draft statutory guidance consultation

The Scottish Government’s updated draft guidance for schools on relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education is open for consultation
Opinion
What’s happening with the government’s conversion therapy plans?

What’s happening with the government’s conversion therapy plans?

Confusion and uncertainty about whether government plans to introduce new laws are being pushed forward or into the long grass.
Opinion
Focus on doing justice needs to go deeper – reflections on Scotland’s Programme for Government

Focus on doing justice needs to go deeper – reflections on Scotland’s Programme for Government

Chris Ringland, public policy officer for Scotland, shares his thoughts on the Scottish Government’s plans for the year and where he thinks it could have gone further
News
Charities Bill in Scotland: What does it mean for you?

Charities Bill in Scotland: What does it mean for you?

The bill passed in the Scottish Parliament changes charity law in Scotland
Article
The government are reviewing relationship and sex education in England: here’s what you should know

The government are reviewing relationship and sex education in England: here’s what you should know

Following claims that current relationship and sex education in England is “age-inappropriate” and “sexualising” the government are reviewing their guidance on the subject
Article
Why we must oppose assisted dying proposals in Scotland

Why we must oppose assisted dying proposals in Scotland

Good intentions are not enough when it comes to policymaking for life and death
Article
The Illegal Migration Bill has been passed through the House of Commons – what happens now?

The Illegal Migration Bill has been passed through the House of Commons – what happens now?

What changes do we want to see made to the Illegal Migration Bill as it moves from the House of Commons into the House of Lords?
News
Review calls on government to improve engagement with faith groups

Review calls on government to improve engagement with faith groups

Among the recommendations are calls for a new national faith champion and faith literacy training for all working in the public sector
Article
Maternity care for Black and Asian women deemed "appalling" by MPs

Maternity care for Black and Asian women deemed "appalling" by MPs

The women and equalities parliamentary committee published its report into racial disparities in maternal health care in the UK
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