Building on the established family centres providing targeted services and the universal services provided by children’s centres, the UK Government for England has encouraged the development of Family Hubs by local government. This briefing looks at the ideas behind Family Hubs, their current development and what might happen next.
For the second year running the awarding of qualifications to 16 and 18 year olds will take place without formal examinations and assessments in the four UK jurisdictions. This briefing looks at the developing arrangements in England but also what is happening in Scotland and Wales.
‘Unleashing talent: Levelling up opportunity for young people’ is the sixth report of the Learning and Work Institute’s Youth Commission. The report sets out a blueprint for change in England and makes recommendations for: sustained long-term investment on education, reductions in youth unemployment, a greater role for local government, a reform to the benefits system…
How teachers enter, and are inducted into, the teaching profession matters not just because of the need to have sufficient well-trained teachers in schools but because of the role teachers have in society and in developing the character, minds and personalities of future generations of citizens. In England, the Government is pursuing reforms on initial…
Local government has been financially under resourced and the policy agenda has underserved in key areas of service, democracy and community. This latest pillar in our Post-Covid Councils project sets out a blueprint for the thinking we need to generate some vital momentum around these pieces of Unfinished Business.
How can we engage children in placemaking? Alex Robinson from New Union describes a fun activity for civic-minded primary school kids and tells us about a placemaking policy hack-a-thon for the grown ups, too.
There is much to be learnt about how other countries organise public services. This briefing is based on two reports looking at how other countries organise aspects of their school systems.
The Skills for Jobs White Paper contains the UK Government’s long-awaited proposals for England to develop the further education sector. This briefing looks at the proposals and comments on the role for local government.
The need to promote the wellbeing of children and young people during the pandemic and tacking mental health problems has grown during the Covid-19 pandemic. This briefing looks at recent reports on the issue.