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.


Collection: Tackling inequalities

This collection brings together LGIU’s content on tackling inequalities at the local level. It presents resources across a range of different inequality topics including, gender, housing and homelessness, poverty, youth and health.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication
Members & Global Local

Global Local: Play!

In this week’s Global Local, we’re taking a fresh look at playful approaches to place making, showing you Denmark's magical playgrounds, new approaches to urban design, child-friendly cities, and making civic engagement and staff training more fun and engaging.


Child’s play: what can be learned from Denmark’s innovative playgrounds?

As the country that brought LEGO to the masses, it is perhaps no surprise that Denmark is something of a leader when it comes to innovative places to play. We examine the role that Danish local government have in the creation and maintenance of the nation’s intriguing playgrounds.

Global Blog-article With case study

England policy round-up: August and September 2023

Our England policy round-up services overview the key policy announcements and publications for local government.  The latest edition includes the government’s recent announcement to change the net zero by 2050 plans, the integration of Local Enterprise Partnership functions into local authorities, a paper on making better use of data around electric vehicle charge points, and…

England & Wales Briefing

Young people policy and research round-up: October 2023

This briefing provides a round-up of policy developments, announcements and research related to young people in England and Scotland, covering government announcements, educational attainment in 2023, the effect of the cost of living crisis on young people, and developments in youth justice, among other policy areas.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Victorian kindergarten reforms and demands on the sector

In June 2022, the Victorian Government announced that it would be expanding its ‘Best Start, Best Life’ kindergarten program. This briefing provides an overview of the reforms, the impacts on the local government sector, the kindergarten sector more broadly, and the different ways local governments are responding.

Australia Briefing

IFS Deaton Inequality Review: the distribution of public service spending

In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality, described as a “five-year study of the inequalities in society”. This latest briefing covers ‘The distribution of public service spending’ report, published in May 2023. 

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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Global Local Think Tank Review – September 2023

Our monthly Think Tank review highlights key findings from leading think tanks and research institutes across the globe. Topics this month include climate resilient housing, social attitudes towards climate action, youth engagement, childcare challenges, employability support schemes and digital inclusion.

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

Child poverty and education outcomes in Scotland

This briefing examines child poverty and the attainment gap in Scotland through the consideration and analysis of reports, papers and initiatives. This briefing will be of interest to everyone working in children and family services.

Scotland Briefing