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.


Aberdeenshire leading the way in work-based learning

Vincent Docherty, Head of Education at Aberdeenshire Council discusses how the council is putting learners first through the growth of Foundation Apprenticeships for senior pupils.

Scotland Blog Post Blog

The National Tutoring Programme in England

The National Tutoring programme (NTP) in England is the main plank of the UK Government’s school and pupil recovery plan following the Covid-19 pandemic for England. This briefing looks at the programme including implementation to date.

England & Wales Briefing

Violence against women and girls – report of HM Inspectorate of Constabulary

In the UK, a woman is killed by a man every three days. A new report on the police response to violence against women and girls finds that, despite recent progress, improvements are urgently needed in national strategy, policing practices and local multi-agency responses to tackle this deep-rooted social problem.

England & Wales Briefing

External event: How should cities tackle youth unemployment in their COVID recovery plans?

Youth Futures Foundation and IPPO are hosting an event on Tuesday 16th November, 3.30pm-5pm to bring together local policymakers, practitioners and researchers to explore what should be in cities local recovery plans to boost youth employment, particularly among marginalised groups.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Event

Schools White Paper: Governing school governance

A Schools White Paper is confirmed for 2022 and is likely to signal significant structural changes for the local government role in education and children’s services. This blog addresses what impact this might have on school governance.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Young people in England – Autumn 2021

A look at the key issues facing young people and youth services in England in Autumn 2021 through recent reports.

England & Wales Briefing
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A crucial autumn awaits youth services

A review of UK Government spending across England’s youth sector is expected to be part of the spending review published in late October. LGIU Associate, Mark Upton, previews the issues it’s considering.

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Refugees and Afghanistan: how councils are helping with resettlement

Councils have been asked to help thousands of Afghan refugees resettle in the UK but details of the Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme are only emerging slowly with limited government guidance to date. This briefing looks at what councils can offer in the context of wider policy on refugees and immigration.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Briefing

Getting children back to school

Restarting school education following the lockdown while Covid-19 is still prevalent in the country was always going to be difficult. This briefing looks at attendance statistics, and government guidance as schools prepared for, and started, the 2021-22 school year.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing