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England’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Improvement Plan

The UK Government’s Improvement Plan on the future shape of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and alternative provision (AP) in England was published on 2 March 2023. The Plan follows a Green Paper consultation launched a year earlier. This briefing looks in detail at the proposals and what the Government is trying to achieve.

England & Wales
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Personal safety for councillors

Our personal safety is something many of us take for granted, this short guide offers some guidance on assessing risk and adopting strategies and behaviours that will minimise any potential hazards you might identify as part of your councillor role.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Improving children’s social care in England

What can be done to overhaul the crumbling system of children’s social care in England? The Department for Education has set out major proposals but is only promising a fraction of the extra money needed. This briefing looks at the options on offer.

England & Wales
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Sustaining full employment with the National Workforce Strategy 2022-27

In March 2022, the Australian Government released the National Workforce Strategy 2022-27, a framework for guiding consistency and coordination in responding to workforce issues. This briefing reviews the Strategy to outline opportunities and recognise the vital leadership of local governments on workforce matters.

Australia
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The face of democracy: photo ID arrives at UK elections

For the first time, voters across England must show photo ID at council elections this May. The same will apply throughout Great Britain at future general elections. But are election staff ready for the change, and have concerns over using ID been overcome? This briefing takes a look into the details.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Overview of the Indigenous Voice co-design process report: insights for the Voice to Parliament

This briefing provides an overview of the ‘Co-Design Process Final Report’. This co-design process was premised on the then-Australian Government’s commitment to establishing the Voice via legislation and not enshrining it in the Constitution – in contrast to what the Uluru Statement from the Heart called for. Here’s where everything stands today.

Australia