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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Teens and seniors connect to break down the digital divide

Young Mentors is an intergenerational program which aims to improve older Australians’ digital skills by connecting them with student mentors. This feature explains how bringing teenagers together with older people, they can share digital skills and knowledge, which helps improve the confidence needed to navigate the online world.

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Challenging behaviour in schools preventing the new pandemic?

The Educational Institute of Scotland, has warned Scottish Government that it needs to tackle violence in Scotland’s schools. This briefing looks at behaviours presenting in schools and underlying reasons for the apparent decline in standards of behaviour.

Scotland Briefing With case study
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England policy round-up: October and November 2023

Our England policy round-up overviews the key policy announcements and publications for local government. October and November saw the King’s speech, a reshuffle and the Autumn Statement. The latest edition features publications on levelling up towns and cities, reform of public finances, a new approach to social security and much more.

England & Wales Briefing
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Inspiring business leaders in schools

This briefing presents case studies of collaborative programmes to promote entrepreneurial and business skills in schools. Some programmes are led by the private sector, some by schools and some by local authorities.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland Briefing With case study
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Global Local: Traveller communities

This week's Global Local explores the unique challenges faced by traveller communities and how local government can make a difference by providing culturally appropriate support.

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The Holiday, Activity and Food programme in action across Wyre

This interview with Carol Southern from Wyre Borough Council highlights their successful Holiday Activity and Food programme. We get into the finer details around how Wyre operates the clubs, builds important partnerships and utilises the reach to positively impact the children and families most in need of support.

England & Wales Blog-article With case study
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Tackling poverty in the travelling community

This backgrounder considers the barriers faced by the Travelling community and the role of local authorities in mitigating some of the worst disparities in the service provisions. Drawing upon a number of good practice case study examples while highlighting where changes can and should be made to ensure more equal treatment and improved outcomes.

England & Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland Briefing With case study
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Global Local Think Tank Review – October 2023

Our monthly Think Tank Review highlights key findings from leading think tanks and research institutes across the globe. Topics this month include affordable housing challenges, neighbourhood and school segregation, intergenerational poverty, preventative public services, public health data, international health care systems and government procurement for social value. 

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland Briefing