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Locked-up children – Children’s Commissioner

This briefing looks at children whose lives are behind closed doors ‘asking who they are and where they are living. It looks at what we know and crucially what we don’t know about them, so that we can begin to assess whether they are getting the most appropriate support’.

England & Wales
Members

Social Mobility Commission 2019 annual report and related developments

The report ‘lays bare the stark fact that social mobility has stagnated over the last four years at virtually all stages from birth to work’ focusing on local authorities’ work in early years and schools as well as further education and apprenticeships, higher education and working lives.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

On Your Radar June 2019

What’s happening in local government beyond brexit? We look in this briefing at consultations, select committee inquiries and the key issues facing councils. But, of course, brexit is still at the top of the political agenda and some of the ongoing contentious issues are here too.

England & Wales
Members

Health, public health and social care round up: May 2019

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Public Service Performance 2018

In this briefing the performance of Irish public services is examined though the evidence provided by three recently published reports, in comparison with the rest of the OECD.

Ireland
Members

What outcomes matter when it comes to mental health?

Measuring outcomes in mental health services is complex and difficult, with professionals and service users often having different perspectives on the nature of mental illness and the role of services in addressing it. This challenge is considered in the King’s Fund’s “Outcomes for mental health services – what really matters?”

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Scotland