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Young people and housing

Summary In June, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published Housing Options and Solutions for Young People in 2020. The report aims to inform the development of housing policy and practice by exploring the impact of the housing crisis on young people in Britain and identifying the key challenges young people are likely to face in 2020.…

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Managing individual cases: the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families – DfE consultation

The DfE is consulting, until 4 September, on a significantly revised (and reduced) draft of the statutory guidance, the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families. It is aimed primarily at social workers and other professionals involved in carrying out assessments. The new draft is no longer linked to specific forms,…

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Learning and Improvement – DfE consultation on statutory guidance for LSCBs etc

The DfE is consulting, until 4 September, on draft statutory guidance which sets out a new approach to learning and improvement by Local Safeguarding Children Boards and their partner organisations from reviews of cases (both those which meet statutory requirements and others) which can provide useful insights about how organisations work together to safeguard and…

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Working together to safeguard children – DfE consultation on revised guidance

The DfE is consulting, until 4 September, on a greatly revised (and reduced) draft of the statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children (a keystone document for children’s services), in line with the first recommendation of Prof. Eileen Munro’s review of child protection.

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On Your Radar June 2012

On Your Radar looks back over the last period, ahead at what could be hitting the headlines and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months. This edition highlights: Upcoming briefings CLG update LGiU social care updates: APPG inquiry, outcome based commissioning survey, co-production publication

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The Housing Report, Edition 2

A joint report by the Chartered Institute of Housing, the National Housing Federation and Shelter says the Government is failing to deliver on five out of ten key housing indicators including on housing supply, affordability of the private rented sector and homelessness. This briefing will be of interest to executive members and cabinet portfolio members…

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DH actions to improve care of people with learning disabilities following Winterbourne View review

The Department of Health (DH) has published an interim report following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) national review of learning disability services after the BBC Panorama expose of abuse at Winterbourne View private hospital. The DH report outlines 14 national actions and makes recommendations for complementary local action and strategic planning. This briefing outlines and…

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Healthy places: councils leading on public health

The briefing below can now be downloaded as a PDF Healthy places – councils leading on public health Summary This policy briefing selects topics from the New Local Government Network’s study which will be of particular interest to those involved in health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) and the transfer of public health. Topics include: HWBs involving…

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Great teachers: attracting, training and retaining the best

The House of Commons Education Select Committee published its Ninth report in the 2010-12 session, Great teachers: attracting, training and retaining the best on 3 May 2012. This was the final report of the Committee’s inquiry launched on 15 July 2011, into the quality of teachers and their recruitment, training and retention. The introduction to…

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Interim results: LGiU survey on outcome-based commissioning in adult social care

This briefing describes the initial findings of a LGiU and Mears survey on council commissioning in domiciliary care. The survey results provide a snapshot of council practice in relation to outcome-based commissioning. The briefing also makes a call for examples of commissioning innovation from local authority members. It is relevant to policy officers and commissioners…

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