LGIU Associate Amanda Jones reflects on her personal experience of loneliness as a person in their twenties during the pandemic and outlines how employers can ensure their employees are supported and how individuals can best maintain their own wellbeing during this time.
Children’s Services – Framework for the inspection of local authority arrangements for the protection of children
Ofsted has published the new framework for inspection of LA child protection arrangements from May 2012, but the current programme of ‘SLAC’ inspections will be completed by July. It has outlined plans for inspection of children’s services from 2013/14.
The DfE is consulting on Children’s homes regulations: high expectations and aspirations (19 September 2014). The bundle includes a paper setting out the consultation questions, draft regulations and draft guidance. Responses are required by 14 November 2014. This briefing outlines the questions raised in the consultation, which include an overarching set of principles, a set…
There have been many measures introduced to support households through the Covid-19 crisis – we look at the key ones here.
This Policy in Practice briefing provides an overview of what local authorities are currently doing to support tourism in their areas, with examples of this in action. It also provides a policy context and considers recent national and local changes in public sector involvement in tourism
This briefing explores opportunities for local government shifting to a reuse-first approach to property, arguing it provides an opportunity for councils to not only meet their carbon reduction targets, but also better shape their towns and cities in a way that adapts to market conditions, is inclusive, and maximises social and local economic benefits.
The LGiU have published a new policy report that looks at the current requirements on councils to publish public notices in local newspapers. We call for changes to be made in the following areas: – free up councils to decide, based on their local online and offline ecosystem, where best to place public notices –…
Sport England’s Local Delivery Pilots are entering the second year of a four year £100 million lottery funded programme to trial innovative projects to build healthier and more active communities as part of the UK’s national strategy for sport Sporting Future. We consider the progress so far.