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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“Taking forward Community Budgets” Report from the Commons and Local Government Select Committee

'- The Communities and Local Government Select Committee has published its initial report on Community Budgets. - They believe that Community Budgets have the potential to bring significant benefits and transform the manner in which services are managed and provided. However, the Committee believes that it is too early to make firm conclusions. So it…

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An Action Plan for Adoption: tackling delay

The DfE has published An Action Plan for Adoption, setting out proposals for tackling delay in the adoption system and accelerating the process so that more children benefit from adoption, and do so more rapidly.

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Class size and education in England evidence report

The DfE has produced a research report Class size and education in England evidence report which examines recent trends in the school age population and in class sizes

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Welfare Reform Act 2012

*The Welfare Reform Act puts into law one of the government’s flagship bills, which ministers claim marks the biggest overhaul of the benefits system since the 1940s. * This briefing explains the key components of the Act, including the merging of several benefits into Universal Credit, significant changes to Housing Benefit and Employment Support Allowance,…

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Consultation on Revised Sure Start Children's Centres Statutory Guidance

The DfE is consulting (until 1 June) on revised statutory guidance for LAs, commissioners of health services and Jobcentre Plus on Sure Start Children's Centres. It is focused on their core purpose, and is far shorter than the existing guidance.

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Consultation on Revised Sure Start Children’s Centres Statutory Guidance

The DfE is consulting (until 1 June) on revised statutory guidance for LAs, commissioners of health services and Jobcentre Plus on Sure Start Children's Centres. It is focused on their core purpose, and is far shorter than the existing guidance.

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Budget Briefing 2012: Headline announcements

On Wednesday 21 March the Chancellor of the Exchequer presented his Budget for 2012, setting out the Government’s plans for the economy and public finances in the year ahead. This briefing sets out areas of specific relevance to local government.

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