Governance

Community Development Foundation (CDF)
The Community Development Foundation (CDF) is a non-departmental public body supported by the Active Community Unit of the Home Office. Its role is to pioneer, study and promote new forms of community development, in order to inform public policy, professional practice and community initiatives.
www.cdf.org.uk

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Improvement & Development Agency I&DEA
I&DeA aims to deliver practical solutions to improve local Governments performance; develops innovative approaches to ensure the transfer of knowledge within local Government; and builds new platforms for joined-up locally delivered services. The Beacon Council scheme identifies excellence and innovation in local Government. The scheme exists to share good practice so that best value authorities can learn from each other and deliver high quality services to all
www.idea.gov.uk

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Local Government Association (LGA)
The LGA exists to promote better local Government. It works with and for member authorities to realise a shared vision of local Government that enables local people to shape a distinctive and better future for their locality and its communities. The LGA aims to put local councils at the heart of the drive to improve public services and to work with Government to ensure that the policy, legislative and financial context in which they operate, supports that objective.
www.lga.gov.uk

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National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) works with and for the voluntary sector in England by providing information, advice and support and by representing the views of the sector to Government and policy-makers.
www.ncvo-vol.org.uk

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UK Police Forces
Police Forces are charged with combating crime
http://www.police.uk/

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