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NWCN Consultation Bulletin - October 2016

Consultation Title Organisation Closing Date Contact Name/Dept Contact Number Email / Website / Further Info
Proposals for the Provision of Strategic Support to the Voluntary and Community Sector in Northern Ireland 2017-2021 Department for Communities 02/11/16 @ 5pm Arrangements for supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector Policy and Innovation Team N/a
Respond Online
Protect Life 2 - A Strategy for Suicide Prevention in the north of Ireland Department of Health 04/11/16 @ 5pm Health Improvement Branch N/a
Equality & Inclusion Statement and Equal Opportunities Policy NIFRS 11/11/16 Caroline Smyth 028 9262 8880
Proposal for the Rail Passengers’ Rights & Obligations (Designation and Enforcement) Regulations (NI) 2016 Department for Infrastructure 21/11/16 Janette Galloway 028 9054 0594
Proposals for the withdrawal of 2 compendia official statistics publications - ‘A profile of older people in NI’ and ‘Gender Equality Statistics’ annual
The Executive Office 22/11/16 @ 4pm N/a N/a  
Respond Online:
Draft Revised Disability Action Plan
Translink 23/11/16 Jessica Waibel 028 9027 7871
Draft Local Government (Payment to Councillors) Regulations (NI) 2016 Department for Communities 30/11/16 @ 5pm Local Government Policy Division N/a   
Corporate Plan NICCY 09/12/16 Gillian Lavery 028 9031 1616 You can download the document, complete and post back your response to us (Gillian Lavery - NICCY - Equality House, 7-9 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DP)
You can 
download the document, complete and email it back to us at
You can complete online:
Providing Pathways Draft Strategic Area Plan for School Provision 2017-2020
Education Authority 12/12/16 @5pm N/a 028 9069 4964 Click here to download Providing Pathways 2017-2020
here to complete the questionnaire 
Customer satisfaction survey
The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland 14/12/16 Policy Team 028 3832 0220  
You can provide your feedback using any of the following methods:
Complete an online questionnaire available 
here (external link)
Customer engagement survey 2016 - response document
docx (1.52 Mb)
Email it to or
Post it to Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, 257 Lough Road, Lurgan, Northern Ireland, BT66 6NQ.
The advice requirement and overseas pension transfers consultation Department for Communities 23/12/16 @ 5pm Helen Wilson N/a
State Pension age independent review: Interim report and consultation Department for Communities
31/12/16 @ 5pm N/a N/a





































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