Essential reading: Education and children's services

Local government is responsible for a diverse range of services that have huge implications for the life chances of children and young people.

We have picked out a few items from our huge library of local government content that we hope will provide you with inspiration, ideas or just food for thought and make you want to delve deeper into the LGIU’s local government resources.

This page is part of LGIU’s resources for new councillors.

Primer on children’s services for new councillors

As a councillor, you have a critical role to play in supporting public and voluntary services for children and no doubt you will be contacted by many families with children through your surgeries. This is a guide on how your role as a councillor overlaps with children’s services. Read this primer.

We’re happy here, but we need life choices – voices of young people in rural Ireland

This article examines the need for specific approaches to engage young people as active citizens and address their under-representation in decision making processes so that authorities can effectively respond to their needs. Read this post.

Delving deeper

If we’ve piqued your interest, why not browse through the our education and children’s services topic page. From policy briefings to podcasts we have a wide range of content exploring this subject. Go to topic page.

Keep up to date on education and children's services with LGIU

Sign up to our website and we will keep you up to date whenever we publish something on a topic you are interested in. Create your website account, it’s free and easy to do, when you get to the ‘My interests’ page select ‘education and children’s services’ and any other topics you want.

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