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.
This briefing examines a recent report from Infrastructure Australia (IA) which profiles the impacts of COVID-19 on individual and household behaviours, and impacts on the shape of key infrastructure sectors, providing an important context for local governments to understand in their planning and infrastructure decision making.
There is a growing evidence showing that the Covid-19 pandemic is significantly affecting children and young people’s mental health. This briefing looks at the recent research and practice to support children and young people.
Can childhood health be improved by messages to parents about what is best for the health of their children or is a collectivist and whole society approach a necessary addition? This briefing looks at the issue using the IPPR report ‘The whole society approach: Making a giant leap on childhood health’.
This briefing updates information provided in 2020 briefings (see related briefings) on the main sources of statistics on the Covid epidemic. The focus is on data available on a UK-wide basis, but as before, more localised data sources are signposted.
The Government is consulting on implementing its manifesto commitment to offer an additional 15 hours (to a total of 30) a week of free childcare following the passage of the Childcare Act 2016. This is the CSN briefing on the consultation. Consultation closes on 6 June 2016.
A look at what is in store for Early years, education, skills and children’s services in 2021 in England.
The Think Tank Review focuses on outputs from the UK, Ireland and Australia. Many focused on Covid-19 and recovery from the crisis, but there has been a wide range of other reports on topics such as devolution, Brexit, the economy and planning.
The plan aims to provide school pupils in England with greater opportunities to access at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity every day including strengthening the role of physical activity within a young person’s daily routine, providing guidance on how teachers and parents can play their part, and promoting a joined-up approach to…
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Libraries’ Divine Illumination Project: Chambers Ireland Commemorations & Centenaries award winner
Dún Laoghaire’s Oratory to the Sacred Heart was built to celebrate the end of the Great War and memorialize the local Irishmen killed in battle. The Divine Illumination Project aimed to highlight the Oratory for both local and international audiences, winning an award at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2020.