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Local Authority Engagement with Faith Groups and Inter Faith Organisations

June 19, 2017

LAEA survey of England and Wales. Produced in partnership between the Local Government Association and the Inter Faith Network.

Some local authorities help fund associations whereby people of fait can represent their concerns. However, there is a suspicion that the most vociferous are not really representative.

Some cite SACREs as their only interest in this matter, though an alarming 24% are unaware of their existence.

The process of conducting the survey revealed that in a number of cases it was difficult to find the person most suitable for completing the questionnaire. In some authorities. Tthis was because responsibilities for faith issues are shared between a number of dpartments. Analysis of the job roles of those respondents who completed the survey showed faith issues to largely sit with community development or cohesion officers or equalities and diversity officers.

Some produce guidance booklets about sensitivities for, e.g. police.

As always,.Leicester is ahead of the game.

It’s online here

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