The Future High Streets Forum, a group of stakeholders and experts convened by Government in 2013 to advise on and champion policies to support high streets and town centres, has commissioned an evidence review on the issues affecting high street performance and competitiveness, carried out by the University of Southampton and co-funded by the Economic…
'- The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and fourteen partner organisations have publish a report setting out their experiences of the Government’s Open Public Services agenda (“Open Public Services: experiences from the voluntary sector”). - It highlights the important issues and barriers that some voluntary organisations have faced when engaging in service provision and…
The DfE has produced new guidance on Schools Causing Concern which will commence on 18 April 2016. This important document has significant implications for how local authorities exercise their school improvement responsibilities. This is the CSN Briefing.
Global movement and displacement of persons has reached almost unprecedented levels. This briefing provides an overview of the rules governing immigration and asylum seeking here, a statistical overview of trends, and an overview of what is known of the local economic and social impacts of migration.
This briefing summarises and analyses The Modern Slavery Act 2015, which provides law enforcement agencies with stronger legal tools to stamp out modern slavery.
Government proposals to develop services to support the mental health of children and young people include an institution-based ‘Designated Senior Lead’ to work with new Mental Health Support Teams, and much more.
One of the biggest challenges of local authority children's social care is helping young people return to their families if they have been in residential care for mental health problems, drug/alcohol abuse, and criminal offending. It is difficult and expensive. This briefing looks at the effectiveness of Multisystemic Therapy and the implications for its use…
Scottish Government has confirmed that new powers that will allow local authorities to order the sale of derelict sites and vacant land will be available by 2021. The aim is to bring disused properties or sites back into use to stimulate local businesses and provide opportunities including housing for local people.
The Collaborate report sets out an argument for investing in inclusive and collaborative systems which involve all the players in a local area and publishes a framework of nine building blocks which can be used to benchmark and improve their existing approach to collaborative working.
This briefing summarises the commitments made in party manifestos on sport and the arts and culture. It also provides a background to the issues and comment.