Topic: Education and children's services

Local authorities are at the forefront of providing eduction services for their communities and supporting some of the most vulnerable children in society.

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Education recovery: the National Tutoring Programme: On course for success?

In England, pupils are receiving extra tuition to catch up on learning missed when schools were closed during Covid-19. But what difference has this made so far? And is the national tutoring programme at risk due to funding issues? This new briefing looks at the full picture.

England & Wales Briefing
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Learning and sharing lessons from reform of children’s social care

Over five years after the Care Review in Scotland commenced, this briefing explores how the ambitions set out for care experienced children, young people and adults are still to be realised – while also highlighting a range of innovative approaches for local authorities.

Scotland Briefing
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Scotland policy round-up October 2022

Covering August and September 2022, this latest policy round-up includes a summary of key documents that impact local government in Scotland. This briefing will be of interest to everyone working in local government and public services.

Scotland Briefing

Bundle: Back to school

The autumn school term is facing uncertain times which look set to persist into 2023 following reports of record use of foodbanks, school uniform banks and uniform grants from councils, as well as cost of living concerns including energy costs. In this bundle, we’ve pulled together our most recent education briefings to fill you in…

Scotland Publication
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IFS-Deaton Inequality Review: Education inequalities

In August 2022, The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) published five papers on educational inequalities. This briefing deals with the largest of these, education inequalities.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Early years and childcare roundup – September 2022

The early years and childcare round-up summarises new policy, research and publications including government policy announcements, statistics, major reports, reviews, and consultations. This briefing mainly relates to England.

England & Wales Briefing
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Scotland Programme for Government 2022/23 — Highlights for Councils

On September 6, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the Scottish Government’s new Programme for Government (PfG) 2022-2023. This briefing will summarise key points of this announcement and highlight the parts most relevant to local government and public services.

Scotland Briefing