Place2Be recently published a report which found that school capacity and confidence to commission mental health and counselling services are perceived by those working in the field was as almost as big a barrier to further development as funding. Here, we explore this report.
Local authorities are going to have to publish revised Statements of Gambling Policy by January next year. Rob Burkitt of the Gambling Commission explains how these can help councils better protect their communities.
DfE and DHSC are consulting on the framework for regulating all social workers in England under the Children and Social Work Act 2017 (close of consultation 21 March). Issues covered are entry, professional development and fitness to practice and oversight of the profession.
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.
If you missed them why not catch up on our long reads: more indepth than a blog post but still a one-sitting read, we look at subjects from flooding to local taxation and a whole lot more in between.
The Place2Be published a study on the provision of mental health services to children and adolescents during the February 2018 Children’s Mental Health Week and found that school capacity and confidence to commission mental health and counselling services are perceived by those working in the field (both schools and psychotherapy services) as almost as big…
The Government are consulting on a strategy to improve the mental health of children and young people through more work with schools and other agencies. This briefing looks at the proposals. Consultation closes on 2 March.
The first in our Social Work series. These articles seek to inform readers as to the nature of social work, how social work services are structured and delivered and the challenges that are facing social work in 2018.
What makes a place a place, what makes some places work and others not and how can councils chart the story of their places and respond to the changes that inevitably happen? This briefing summarises our new long read Identity, Communities, Regeneration: sense of place in local government.
Our new monthly housing and planning round up includes government announcements, latest housing and planning news, major reports and ongoing consultation documents. This month’s ‘big issue’ is the private rented sector.