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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On Your Radar April 2012

On Your Radar looks back over the last period, ahead at what could be hitting the headlines and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months. This briefing includes the second part of the new forward planning document. It also highlights: Future briefings CLG since…

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Open Public Services 2012

'- The Government has published an update on the implementation of its White Paper “Open Public Services” which was published last July. - It provides for a comprehensive update across the Coalition Government’s public service reforms as well as advocating new policy developments most notably in promoting greater choice, redress for service users and decentralisation…

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Schools causing concern

The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) has published two related research reports on the role of local authorities in an increasingly autonomous school system. This report focuses on local authorities’ role in schools causing concern; the other (see ‘related briefings’) considers their evolving role as the ‘Middle Tier’ supporting school improvement.

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The Future Role of Local Authorities in School Improvement

The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) has published two related research reports on the role of local authorities in an increasingly autonomous school system. This report considers their evolving role as the ‘Middle Tier’ supporting school improvement; the other (see ‘related briefings’) is focused on schools causing concern, with an emphasis on local…

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Statutory guidance on the role of the DCS and LMCS

The DfE has issued revised statutory guidance on the roles and responsibilities of the Director of Children’s Services (DCS) and the Lead Member for Children’s Services (LMCS). This follows consultation at the end of last year, and the guidance varies from the consultation draft only on points of emphasis.

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Reform of Alternative Provision – consultation

The DfE has published for consultation (until 15 May) its proposals for the reform of Alternative Provision (AP), and associated guidance. This follows the recent report of Charlie Taylor’s review of AP, all the recommendations of which were accepted by the Secretary of State. The reforms are intended to bring significant changes to AP; they…

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Government Alcohol Strategy

This briefing provides an overview of the government’s recently published alcohol strategy (March 2012). - The strategy is intended to tackle the problem of ‘binge drinking’, estimated to cost the country as a whole an annual £21 billion. - The most eye-catching proposal is the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol in England…

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After the Riots

After the Riots, the final report by the Riots, Communities and Victims Panel chaired by Darra Singh, concludes that ‘the key to avoiding future riots is to have communities that work’, and warns that unless immediate action is taken, riots will re-occur. To build social and economic resilience in communities, the Panel makes 63 recommendations.…

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Health, public health and social care round-up: March 2012

This briefing can also be downloaded as a pdf through this link Health, Public Health and Social Care Round-up March 2012 Summary The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a…

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