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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IFS-Deaton Inequality Review: Education inequalities

In August 2022, The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) published five papers on educational inequalities. This briefing deals with the largest of these, education inequalities.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Early years and childcare roundup – September 2022

The early years and childcare round-up summarises new policy, research and publications including government policy announcements, statistics, major reports, reviews, and consultations. This briefing mainly relates to England.

England & Wales Briefing
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Scotland Programme for Government 2022/23 — Highlights for Councils

Introduction  The cost of living crisis is a defining feature of this year’s Programme for Government (PfG) which is split into nine thematic sections, including commitments on child poverty, public service, the economy and the climate emergency. Millions of people across Scotland are feeling the impact of the cost of living crisis, this PfG acknowledges…

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Act Now – The Consultations That Matter

Introduction This is a special briefing outlining the current consultations open that are of interest to local governments in Scotland. The Scottish Government uses a consultation as a way of gathering the views of both the public and professional experts on a particular issue. More details as to how a consultation is drafted and then…

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Beyond repair? Britain’s broken asylum system

Repairing Britain’s broken asylum system will not be easy. According to MPs, the UK Government is too keen to rush into headline-grabbing initiatives such as sending asylum seekers to Rwanda than looking at the reason why people attempt dangerous Channel crossings. This new briefing looks at the problem.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Youth round-up – September 2022

This roundup summarises the latest UK Government announcements on youth services in England and the UK and looks at key research findings from a number of bodies providing services to young people.

England & Wales Briefing
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Scotland policy round-up summer 2022

Covid-19 COVID-19 and greenspace use survey findings is a new report produced by the Data and Evidence subgroup of the Environment and Spaces for Public Health Partnership Group. Before the pandemic, evidence suggested underlying inequalities in access to and use of high-quality green and open spaces. Survey findings indicate these inequalities may have widened. Evidence…

Scotland Briefing