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Statutory and non-statutory public services

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Lindsey Weightman

on 9 October 2013

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Statutory and non-statutory public services
Statutory public services
Non-statutory public services
The education service
Citizens Advice Bureau
The local council
Church groups
The probation service
The Salvation Army
The prison service
The Samaritans
The armed services
Alcoholics Anonymous
The ambulance service
Trade Unions
The fire service
Help the Aged
The police service
Victim Support
All statutory services receive government funding at a local and/or national level

Non-statutory services are more likely going to rely on charitable donations or seek alternative funding such as bidding for government or European funds or lottery grants
Fulfil their roles and responsibilities
Act as pressure groups to change government policy or influence how the government approach a particular social issue
Campaign for more resources to be deployed in dealing with a particular issue
They can advise and influence government on changes to the law or new legislation
They have a close relationship with the public – know what the public want or need
They have specialist knowledge and skills which may be used to help effect change
They can bring to light hidden issues
How the public services can influence and effect change
Police – household security advice, post coding bicycles, liaison for neighbourhood watch, school visits
Fire service – smoke alarm fitting, fire safety talks and demonstrations, fire inspections, school visits
Armed services – support other services in times of strikes, natural disasters, bomb disposal
Statutory services
Support can be offered by a person’s religion at their local church, mosque or synagogue

Local community centres may also provide facilities and clubs for developing the recreational, educational, cultural and personal welfare of community members
Other agencies
Citizens advice Bureau – helps people to resolve problems by providing free information and advice on employment issues, housing problems, immigration laws, consumer debt and matrimonial disputes
Non-statutory agencies
Victim support – a national charity for people affected by crime. It is a completely independent organisation, offering a free and confidential service to over 1.5 million victims a year, along with 25,000 witnesses.

Staff are trained to provide emotional support to victims of crime from burglaries to the murder of a relative. They also provide support and information about court procedures to witnesses, victims and their families.
Non-statutory agencies
The Samaritans – is a registered charity which is made up mostly of volunteers who offer support in any way they can.
There are 202 branches across the country where people can come in and talk face to face with trained volunteers about their problems. They also offer 24 hour support via a help line
Non-statutory agencies
Citizenship Level 3
(P9) Demonstrate how support is provided to citizens by statutory and non-statutory public services. [EP]

(M5) Justify the involvement of statutory and non-statutory public services in providing support to citizens.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the lesson you will be
able to
:identify the difference between statutory and non-statutory public services.
:explain how public services affect change in society
Well done for last week!!
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