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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Children’s Life Chances

At the same time that children’s services are placing greater pressure on local government finances, local government finances are placing greater pressure on what we’re able to do for children. So much of what supports a good childhood and leads to a successful adulthood is under threat.  Early childhood intervention, prevention, culture, leisure and support…

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South Tyneside Council’s comprehensive approach to combatting modern slavery

Councils – as service provider, commissioner and community leader – have a range of roles to help eradicate modern slavery. South Tyneside’s Modern Slavery Strategy has identified opportunities to leverage its resources, powers and influence to work with partners to tackle this insidious crime.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Briefing With case study
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Better Schools for All?

This Nuffield Foundation funded research is another look at school effectiveness using the standard school and pupil datasets. In addition, data from school staff human resource management is compared to other settings and linked to school improvement. Organisational commitment is higher in schools than in other workplaces.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Swift Read: Estimating child poverty locally across Scotland

This is the second briefing in a series that explores the local dimension of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 and Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2018-2022, which places obligations and responsibilities on local government to take local action to eradicate child poverty.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Social Mobility Commission 2019 annual report and related developments

The report ‘lays bare the stark fact that social mobility has stagnated over the last four years at virtually all stages from birth to work’ focusing on local authorities’ work in early years and schools as well as further education and apprenticeships, higher education and working lives.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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30 Hours Free Childcare in England: one year on

The published evidence from the DfE commissioned Frontier Economics report 30 Hours Free Childcare: Evidence from the Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers 2018 (March 2019) has begun to identify those who are gaining and those who have lost from the policy.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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On Your Radar June 2019

What’s happening in local government beyond brexit? We look in this briefing at consultations, select committee inquiries and the key issues facing councils. But, of course, brexit is still at the top of the political agenda and some of the ongoing contentious issues are here too.

England & Wales Briefing
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Launch of the IFS Inequality Review (the Deaton Review)

The Deaton review will investigate the causes and consequences of different forms of inequalities, and the ways that they can be reduced or mitigated; covering not only trends in economic inequalities, but also health inequalities and geographical inequalities, and inequalities by gender and ethnicity, among many other aspects.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing