Summary

* The document: Social Justice: transforming lives one year on (available here), is an update to the original document published in 2012. It is in part a progress report and in part a re-iteration of the guiding principles of the Government’s strategy for social justice.

*Key to the strategy is local delivery, with civil society playing a central role. There is an update on progress in developing what is described as a ‘social investment market’, including the creation of social impact bonds and the Big Society Capital Group.

*The strategy is aimed at families, young people, helping people into work, and disadvantaged adults, with a particular emphasis in the last of these on tackling drug addiction and rehabilitating ex-offenders.

*This briefing will be of particular interest to members and officers involved with children and families, social care, housing, employment issues, voluntary and community groups, and strategy.

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