In the last two months there have been three reports on the state of childhood in the UK. This briefing focuses mainly on the Action for Children report which shows the widening gap between children growing up in vulnerable circumstances and those growing up in greater affluence. Policy recommendations are made.
In acknowledgement of the recession confronting Ireland, the Government released its latest policy response in the form of an additional 7.4 billion Euro stimulus plan on Thursday 23rd July 2020. This briefing outlines the commitments.
A look at what is in store for Early years, education, skills and children’s services in 2021 in England.
This briefing provides an update on State and Federal government initiatives that could impact local government in response to Covid-19, along with some example of what different local governments are doing in response to the pandemic. It also looks at some of the issues and challenges for councils.
This briefing looks at what can be done to better convey difficult messages regarding budgets and service changes. It will be of interest to councillors and officers involved in budget setting, finance, community engagement and communications.
Covid-19 has had a systematic and profound impact on our health and wellbeing, particularly affecting those living with addiction. This briefing explains the reciprocal relationships between living with addiction and Covid-19 and the importance of dealing with addiction in local government policy responses.
Over a period of six years, public services in Wigan have been through a major process of transformation, based on the idea of building a different relationship with local people. The new approach to delivering services has become known as the ‘Wigan Deal’.
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This briefing explores how the local government sector in Australia is at risk from cybercrime because of its increasing dependence on technology, and its role in the management of significant public assets, assets and information.
This briefing deals with the NAO’s June 2018 report on the roll out of Universal Credit. It will be of interest to officers and members in all types of authority concerned with in welfare reform, poverty reduction, and employment.