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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LGiU Fortnightly 7th June – Tax and the city

Edinburgh Council’s Leader, Cllr Adam Mcvey, is marching the issue of tourism tax all the way to Holyrood. We speak to him about what he’s learned from the process about developing a solid evidence base and reaching out to less-than-enthusiastic stakeholders. Back in London, LGiU spoke before the CLG Select Committee this week about the…

England & Wales Blog Post, Podcast Blog
Members

Health, public health and social care round up: May 2019

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members

Maintained nursery schools – DfE research

Maintained nursery schools differ from other early years providers in the range and quality of their work. DfE commissioned research attempts to pin down the differences and their value.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
Members

Navigating the Maze of Social Work: Criminal Justice Services

This is the fifth and final in a series of articles looking at social work services in Scotland. This article considers Social Work Criminal Justice Services within the context of Community Justice and should be read alongside the previous articles.

Scotland Briefing
Members

Public Service Performance 2018

In this briefing the performance of Irish public services is examined though the evidence provided by three recently published reports, in comparison with the rest of the OECD.

Ireland Briefing
Members

Early access to mental health support – Children’s Commissioner

The report maps spending by local authorities and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups on low level mental health services finding wide variation between areas and agencies and suggests LAs and NHS need to work together better.

England & Wales Briefing
Members

Youth Work Inquiry and the Youth Charter

The Youth Work Inquiry sponsored by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs finds that youth work is both wanted and needed by young people today, and that youth services can respond not just to young people as individuals, but also to their wider communities. The briefing looks forward to the Government’s new Youth Charter.

England & Wales Briefing
Members & Global Local

Childhood adversity and ACEs – the role of local government

Adverse childhood experiences have been described as “the biggest public health threat” we’ve faced in Scotland in decades. This briefing outlines what childhood adversity is, what can be done to improve outcomes, and what local authorities in Scotland are doing.

Scotland Briefing