* Early Impacts of Work Experience is a peer-reviewed assessment of the Government’s Work Experience programme, a programme that received a great deal of criticism at the start of this year. * Its results suggest that Work Experience has been strikingly successful in helping its participants leave benefits and move into employment. * This briefing…
The news publishing industry has been losing readers and advertising revenue for much of the last decade. This contraction, resulting mainly from technological change and the way people consume news, is not just of concern to the journalists that it employs. It also has major implications for local democracy.
This briefing discusses the need for democratic practices such as deliberation to evolve for today’s diverse societies. It argues that greater involvement through deliberation is not enough, but ‘inclusive involvement’ should be the goal. It is especially topical given the current complex debate over BLM.
The BEIS Committee’s report on industrial strategy addresses the processes of securing sector deals and what has been achieved or agreed through them so far. The process has tended to favour sectors that have already received significant state funding and ignoring the challenge of the ‘long tail’ of low productivity.
This briefing provides a summary of the legislative and policy context for heritage protection in Australia, with a focus on international, national and state/territory provisions that are relevant to local governments.
The report includes many observations and examples of good and bad practice from which police forces and agencies involved in child protection will be able to learn. It will be of interest to LA officers and elected members with child protection responsibilities, particularly those in contact with the police.
Clear advice from councils is helping people negotiate Covid-19. But how can they best ensure it reaches residents and business? We look at some of the issues local authorities face and highlight good practice from around the UK, including use of social media as well as websites.
Part 3 of the Children and Families Bill makes provision to change the way the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are assessed and met. To test these provisions, the Department for Education (DfE) established a SEND Pathfinder Programme following the publication of the SEN Green Paper Support…
Alternative provision – educational provision for children out of school – remains in the spotlight as it manages the increased number of children who have been excluded and off-rolled. This briefing looks at the Government response to the Commons education committee report and two DfE research reports, one a national picture of provision, and the…
The EU funded seven-year Erasmus+ programme aims to promote the growth of youth work, sport, training and education across Europe though exchange of students and other activities. Expenditure is currently about €130 million a year. This briefing describes the programme and looks at the possible effect of Brexit.