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.



DfE (England) Green Paper: SEND Review: Right support, right place, right time

The UK Government for England has published a consultation on the future shape of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and alternative education provision. The consultation closes at the start of July 2022. This briefing looks in detail at the proposals and what the Government is trying to achieve.

England & Wales Briefing

The DfE’s SEND review – right answers?

In a week full of education policy announcements, John Fowler outlines the key proposals in the Government SEND Green Paper.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Schools White Paper: Opportunity for All

The UK Government has published it long-promised schools white paper for England ‘Opportunity for all: strong schools with great teachers for your child’ and several associated documents on 28 March 2022. This briefing contains a short overview of the proposals.

England & Wales Briefing
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Artificial Intelligence and the future of learning – the policy implications

The UNESCO policy guidance suggests a fourth industrial revolution may be underway with public services increasingly delivered online and through the use of artificial intelligence. This briefing considers this in relation to education including how humanity can be educated to live in this new future world.

England & Wales Briefing
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The use of Artificial Intelligence in learning – an overview of the projects

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused educators across the world to consider the use of new technologies and alternative ways of teaching and learning. This briefing draws on recent work from UNESCO, including the ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Futures of Learning’ project.

England & Wales Briefing With case study

Lessons from Ireland and their humanitarian response to Ukraine

In Ireland, much debate and discussion recently have been centred around the required humanitarian response to Ukraine. In this blog, LGIU’s Dr Seán Ó’Riordáin explores the ways in which local government will need to continue to step up in the coming months and years.

Global, Ireland Blog Post Blog