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Scotland Ending Homelessness Together: A Call For Action

Scottish Government and COSLA published an updated action plan in October titled ‘Ending Homelessness Together’, while a guide from the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group created for Scottish local authorities has also been developed, with support from the Scottish Government. This briefing looks at the plans and recommendations from both.

Scotland Briefing
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Youth service – local authority statutory role and ten-year vision – NYA

The National Youth Agency is the leading body for youth work in England and Wales. New national guidance to support English local authorities with their statutory duty to secure local youth services was published in October 2020. In November, the NYA published Ten Year Vision for Youth Work 2020-2030, focusing on the positive role local…

England & Wales Briefing
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Private provision in children’s social care – Children’s Commissioner’s report

A look at the increasing role of the private sector in providing for children’s care services focussing on children’s homes and fostering. The briefing considers a number of questions around private sector involvement including profit-making, ownership, competition, financial risk, and the quality of care.

England & Wales Briefing
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Children’s social care: system stability – Children’s Commissioner

A look at the stability of children’s social care services in England. This briefing is about the changing nature of the children’s social care population, returning to the theme that the children’s social care system is in difficulty – a widely-supported view at the end of 2019 by the National Audit Office, the Public Accounts…

England & Wales Briefing
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Clare County Council: A Month in the Life

In the latest in our ‘A Month in the Life series’, Clare County Council fills us in on their October, a busy month. The Council continued to offer Covid-19 support to the community, while the Clare County Development Plan 2022-2028 was also a key focus, involving a public consultation event.

Ireland Briefing
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Spending Review 2020: Analysis

This briefing summarises and assesses the Chancellor’s spending announcements made in Spending Review 2020; also summarised is the economic and fiscal assessment conducted by the Office For Budget Responsibility (OBR).

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Spending Review November 2020: Highlights for local government

Today the Chancellor laid out his much-anticipated one-year Spending Review, in place of the Comprehensive Spending Review and three-year plan he had hoped to produce before the pandemic disrupted the economic backdrop. This on-the-day briefing brings you the highlights.

England & Wales Briefing
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Stories of shielding

The first national lockdown earlier in the year meant many people were subject to shielding across the UK. What were their experiences of shielding? With the new English lockdown about to start and local lockdowns across the UK what are the lessons we can learn from their stories?

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing