Using the latest data from the UK government and others, this briefing explores the ethnic disparities existing in educational outcomes, from early years to higher education taking in schools, further education and post-education destinations.
While bullying in school has probably reduced recently, it remains a problem for some pupils. DfE commissioned research looks at what schools are doing to prevent and tackle bullying. This briefing looks at the research.
This briefing looks at the rental affordability index (RAI) which has been developed by SGS Economics and Planning in partnership with National Shelter, Community Sector Banking, and Brotherhood St Laurence since 2015. Housing affordability is an increasingly important issue for councils, and the RAI provides an easy to understand indicator of rental affordability relative to…
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The UK Government has set out its intentions of developing the further education sector in the coming year. This briefing looks at recent publications and government statements.
The publication in August 2018 of a report from the Scottish Public Health Observatory on the burden of disease attracted a considerable amount of interest and drew national attention to the Observatory’s work. This briefing covers the findings of this report.
The report is to the point: ‘There is simply not enough core funding … The Department’s recognition of this problem now needs to be translated into significant funding increases’ including a multi-billion pound funding increase and a ten-year plan. The DfE are consulting on financial transparency.
The impact of the lockdown on the UK sports and physical activity sector as it prepares for recovery
The impacts of Covid-19 have created significant disruption in the UK sports, leisure and physical activity sector. This briefing looks at the impacts of the lockdown on participation and on the sector more widely. It considers the strategic challenges facing the sector as it prepares for recovery.
In this briefing Mary-Ann Robinson, Program Facilitator for Growing Brimbank, discusses the what, why and how of Community Impact Analysis reports, and how they have informed Council’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Strategy and, more recently, their 19 Point Plan.
The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on disabled people’s health and their independence. Disability organisations have criticised the government and other players for ignoring the needs of the UK’s 13.7 million disabled people, and call on policy makers to engage with disabled people and their families.