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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Sharing lessons from Ireland and Spain on actions to tackle child poverty

This briefing explains the fundamentals of the EU Child Guarantee, compares the national plans from Ireland and Spain, and suggests some areas of action for local authorities everywhere to address child poverty.

England & Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland Briefing

Thinks Big Space! Library innovation in South Dublin County Council

Next up in our series of articles showcasing the latest local government innovation from the Chambers Ireland 2022 Excellence in Local Government Awards, South Dublin County Council tells us about Think Big Space in South Dublin Libraries.

Ireland Blog-article With case study
Members

England policy round-up: February and March 2023

This policy round-up for England looks at policy announcements and publications from February and March 2023, a period which began with a reshuffle and saw some important announcements, including the budget, a white paper on health and disability (aimed at supporting people into work) and ‘powering up Britain’.

England & Wales Briefing

Budget 2023 – A revolution in childcare?

The 2023 Budget press release proclaims it to be a ‘revolution in childcare’ with a promise to more than double the State’s financial support for the sector by 2026-28. But what actually is the revolution, and will it succeed? LGIU’s John Fowler and Megan Pacey examine the details.

England & Wales Blog-article
Members

England’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Improvement Plan

The UK Government’s Improvement Plan on the future shape of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and alternative provision (AP) in England was published on 2 March 2023. The Plan follows a Green Paper consultation launched a year earlier. This briefing looks in detail at the proposals and what the Government is trying to achieve.

England & Wales Briefing
Members

Education and children’s services in England in 2022: the Ofsted Annual Report

Want to know more about the full range of education, children’s services and skills training in England and the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic, and staffing and funding shortfalls? This briefing addresses the recent annual report by England’s chief inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

England & Wales Briefing

Global Local: Young people and democracy

In this week’s Global Local, we’re examining young people’s view of democracy and how local government can better engage our youngest citizens.

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