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.



Sentencing White Paper: youth justice and criminal records checks

This briefing focuses on the relevant developments concerning local authorities’ in response to the government’s recently published Sentencing White Paper setting out proposed changes to the sentencing and release framework in England and Wales – A Smarter Approach to Sentencing.

England & Wales Briefing
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Starting school in September 2020: catching up and recovery

One of the hardest tasks resulting from the closure of all schools for nearly all pupils at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic was reopening them again for all pupils. The briefing looks at two research papers and other guidance on the issue.

England & Wales Briefing

Getting a school place – changes to arrangements in England

The Department for Education in England is proposing to make changes to way children are admitted to school. This briefing looks at the proposals as well as other recent guidance on the pupil admission arrangements.

England & Wales Briefing

Further Education – a new year begins

The UK Government has set out its intentions of developing the further education sector in the coming year. This briefing looks at recent publications and government statements.

England & Wales Briefing

A view from the school – National Education Union

Nansi Ellis, Assistant General Secretary for education policy and research at National Education Union, fills us in on the four key issues that still need addressing as a priority for the reopening of schools in England.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Back to school in Ireland

1 million children returned to school in Ireland this week, with a staggered return across school years as is normally the case for the first week of Irish schools. Though of course, this year was a wholly different environment. LGIU’s Seán Ó’Riordáin explains how Ireland is coping with the reopening of schools.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog