Local authority planning responsibilities are not on hold, but Covid-19 continues to make their delivery substantially harder. Initial government guidance for planners was published on 23 March 2020, with an LGIU briefing issued shortly afterwards. This briefing draws together government announcements and updated guidance which have been issued subsequently.
An examination of access to Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – England through a report by the Education Policy Institute
A look at the 2020 report of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) on child health in the UK
A look at the Joint Instectorates report on multi-agency response to child sexual abuse in the family environment – Prevention, identification, protection and support
Staff should be safe at work. Managers have responsibility to ensure that workplace practices adhere to both law and government guidance, as well as being concerned with the wellbeing of staff in the broadest sense. What is needed will continue to change as we move out of lockdown.
This briefing explores how local governments can include reporting on the circularity gap as part of their wider annual reporting processes, measuring their role in transitioning to a circular economy alongside other key local government metrics.
Data analytics involves the pooling of administrative data collected by various service agencies with other data already in the public domain, often to build predictive models to support preventive interventions. Local authorities and local partners are working on various pilots and demonstration projects.
This briefing explores the local government reforms that the Tasmanian Government began progressing in 2018. shaped by consultation with local governments, the community, and stakeholders.
The lessons learnt following the previous recession can help local and national government manage the economic and social recovery from Covid-19.