DfE consultation: Children and Social Work Act – Corporate parenting, local offer, and support to age 25
The Government is consulting on how to introduce new duties on local authorities from April 2018 under the Children and Social Work Act 2017. The duties are on the corporate parenting principles for looked after children, the local offer and support for former looked after children up to the age of 25. Consultation closes on…
This briefing outlines the key issues identified in the Issue Paper, relating to the principles underpinning infrastructure contributions, the infrastructure funding landscape in NSW, and specific infrastructure contributions mechanisms enabled under the Act.
This briefing summarises new policy, research and publications issued in August and September that relate to social care and health.
This briefing summarises new policy, research and publications issued in April and May that relate to social care and health.
How is Community Asset Transfer (CAT) in Scotland working and what is the impact of The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 on it? This briefing looks at the history and practice and highlights the potential tensions caused by the financial pressures on local authorities.
This report graphically illustrates how intimidation and fear of intimidation are impacting on the electoral process. Information the Committee has received from councillors and the public has led to its decision to issue a call for evidence on ethical standards in local government.
The prevention green paper was published in the very last days of Theresa May’s tenure as prime minister. It describes a large range of initiatives and actions to be implemented in the 2020s, many of which will be of interest to local authorities as leaders of local public health.
The OECD publishes its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) information every three years, and the introduction to this year’s report claims that “PISA is not only the world’s most comprehensive and reliable indicator of students’ capabilities, it is also a powerful tool that countries and economies can use to fine-tune their education policies.”.
Constitutional recognition of Australia’s Indigenous peoples continues to be a matter of intense discussion at the national level. This briefing explores what is currently underway in this policy area as a way of providing a background briefing for local government and discusses what these developments might mean for local government.
The recent analysis published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies of how local authorities have designed their local Council Tax Support (CTS) schemes attempts to explain variations in terms of different characteristics such as political control and the overall funding situation.