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CTSI: Workforce Survey 2016

The Chartered Trading Standard’s Institute’s workforce survey 2016 provides the most concise and up to date information available on the state of local authority trading standards services operating across England, Scotland and Wales. The final report provides factual information on trading standards budgets, staffing levels, specialist skills and structure within the local authority framework, alongside…

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Ofsted survey: Unknown children – destined for disadvantage?

Ofsted has surveyed local authorities and early years providers including schools and independent childcare settings about tackling the issues facing disadvantaged families and their young children. Key findings for LAs include the need to do more to increase take up of the offer of funded early education by disadvantaged two-year-olds (and the number of places…

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Carrots, sticks and sermons: Public Service Reform (PSR)

What is PSR? PSR is a promiscuous term, used loosely in different contexts to refer to a variety of objectives, initiatives and policies. In Scotland, it has been used to describe inter alia the establishment of a national police force and national fire and rescue service, integrating health and social care, developing approaches to community…

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Award-winners corner: Cllr Val Gibson

In the run-up to this year’s C’llr Achievement Awards, we are interviewing previous winners about their proudest moments. In the third of the series we hear from Val Gibson, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People at Wolverhampton City Council. Name Val Gibson Council Wolverhampton Council Positions held Cabinet Member for Children and Young People Which award did…

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On Your Radar July – August 2016

On Your Radar provides regular updates on information from central government and other key organisations; looks back over the last period, ahead at what could be hitting the headlines and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months.

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DfE and DH policy – Regulating Social Workers

The Government is embarking on a major overhaul of the regulation of social workers including their regulation, entry standards, and standards of continuing development. This briefing looks at the DfE/DH policy paper on future regulation of social workers and the parliamentary debate.

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DfE policy: Putting Children First

The Government's Policy Statement on the future of children's social care, Putting Children First, sets out to achieve a care system staffed and led by the best trained professionals, who are dynamic and free to innovate in the interests of children. Provision will be delivered through a more diverse range of social care organisations with…

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Award-winners corner: Cllr Janet Burgess

In the run-up to this year’s C’llr Achievement Awards, we are interviewing previous winners about their proudest moments. In the second of the series we hear from Janet Burgess, Deputy Leader of Islington Council. Name Janet Burgess Council Islington Council Positions held Deputy Leader Which award did you win? Age UK Award – 2014 What is your proudest…

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