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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Lessons from Ireland and their humanitarian response to Ukraine

In Ireland, much debate and discussion recently have been centred around the required humanitarian response to Ukraine. In this blog, LGIU’s Dr Seán Ó’Riordáin explores the ways in which local government will need to continue to step up in the coming months and years.

Global, Ireland Blog Post Blog
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Vulnerable children and early intervention

Local government has a major role in organising and supplying preventative services for children in need. In England, there has been a shift from spending on these services to costlier later interventions. This briefing explores a recent report from the House of Lords Public Services Committee.

England & Wales Briefing
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Youth round-up – March 2022

This round-up summarises the latest UK government announcements on youth services in England and looks at key findings from three pieces of research relating to services for young people.

England & Wales Briefing
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Child poverty and low-income families

Child poverty has risen in every Scottish local authority over the past six years and around 1 in 4 children in Scotland live in relative poverty. This briefing sets out the situation in Scotland and explores some of the ways that local authorities are tackling this pressing issue.

Scotland Briefing
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Children not in school – Home education and DfE policy

Attendance in schools is an important issue, especially when considering the support needed by children and their families in England as schools ease Covid-19 restrictions. This briefing covers elective home education and the establishment of an ‘educated at home’ register, plus the proposed new role for local authorities.

England & Wales Briefing

Libraries: dedication to public service

Karen Fraser, Executive Manager at Shetland’s Library Services, writes about how, in this time of social crisis, libraries are needed more than ever and staff are rising to the challenge.

Scotland Blog Post Blog
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Levelling Up the United Kingdom: White Paper analysis

This briefing deals with the four chapters of the Levelling Up White Paper which profile socio-economic disparities between areas in the UK; sets out a plan for re-configuring government; outlines the policy programme; and indicates what further steps are likely to be taken in the near future.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Early years and childcare round-up February 2022

The next instalment of our early years and childcare round-up focuses on recent research publications and what they show about the state of the sector, including the loss of provision during the pandemic and its impact on young children – especially those from a disadvantaged background.

England & Wales Briefing