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Health, public health and social care round-up June 2012

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. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the…

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Local authority role in education – final report from the ISOS Partnership for the Ministerial Advisory Group

The final report for the Ministerial Advisory Group on the action research into the evolving role of the local authority in education (undertaken by ISOS Partnership) has been published. It includes much useful information, and valuable insights, on how local authorities are adapting to the increasingly autonomous school system and how they are approaching key…

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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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