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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Looked-After Children: The scale of the challenge

The Local Authority, as the ‘corporate parent’ of its looked-after children, has responsibilities to work across services and meet the needs of looked-after children. This briefing provides demographic context to the current population of LACs, identifying key areas where intervention can be targeted across the country.

Scotland Briefing
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UK Poverty: Causes, Costs, and Solutions

This Joseph Rowntree Foundation report brings together much of their poverty research and policy development over the past four years. There are a large number of recommendations for poverty alleviation, spanning across housing, the costs of essentials, labour markets and wages, education and skills, family support and elderly care.

England & Wales Briefing
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School Games Review – Sport England

School Games is the national organisation of intra- and inter-school sport, county level competition and a national finals. Sport England and the Youth Sport Trust have reviewed School Games and made recommendation to improve participation and promote sporting activities for young people after school irrespective of ability. This the CSN briefing of the review.

England & Wales Briefing
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Delivering value through the apprenticeships programme – NAO

The National Audit Office has reviewed the Government's programme of apprenticeship reform and found a risk that the drive to increase the number of apprenticeships is being done at the expense of delivering value for money. This CSN briefing looks at the NAO report.

England & Wales Briefing
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14-19 Education: A new Baccalaureate – Edge Foundation

The future shape of 14-19 education continues to be publicly debated especially as the Government's the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 measures affect the school curriculum, and the needs of the post-Brexit economy are examined. The Edge Foundation has published a pamphlet by Ken Baker, former Secretary of State for Education, in which he calls…

England & Wales Briefing
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Radicalisation: Common Select Committee report and its implications for local government

The Prevent programme has always been contentious. A recent report from the Home Affairs Select Committee examines the strategy and recommends a more sophisticated approach to identifying the factors which instigate radicalisation and the measures it takes to tackle this. The role of local authorities is considered in this briefing.

England & Wales Briefing
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Council approaches to reducing obesity in Scotland and England.

The UK Government recently published Childhood Obesity Plan which announced a sugar levy on soft drinks to fund school sports and healthy breakfast clubs, but was criticised for not going further on tackling junk food advertising. This briefing looks at the approaches that councils in both Scotland and England are taking to tackle obesity and…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Can grammar schools work for everyone? A review of the evidence

Following the publication of the Government consultation paper 'Schools that work for everyone', there has been a public debate on selective education which is as relevant to Scotland as it is to England and Wales.

Scotland Briefing
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Can grammar schools work for everyone? A review of the evidence

Following the publication of the Government consultation paper 'Schools that work for everyone', there has been a public debate on selective education. This CSN briefing reviews the recent evidence that supports the debate.

England & Wales Briefing