The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, currently making its way through Parliament, contains a number of significant provisions relating to the youth justice system for England and Wales. This briefing focuses upon those measures.
Covid-19 led to more people exercising outdoors and increased visits to parks and other green space. Does this represent a lasting change in our lifestyles, and is everyone getting a fair shot at it when some people have limited access to the natural environment? A swift read takes a look.
This briefing provides background and context to the Centre for Homelessness Impact’s End It With Evidence campaign, which aims to use the opportunity presented by the pandemic to “mobilise a growing chorus of ‘what works’ champions” so that we can end homelessness effectively, and for good, by putting in place sustainable and evidence-led strategies. It…
VLGA & LGiU Australia Live Global Local Executive Panel – COVID: The Impact on Children & Young People
Please join VLGA CEO, Kathryn Arndt, and moderator Chris Eddy for this important global discussion on Child Friendly Cities & Communities from panelists from Scotland, Queensland and Victoria.
On Thursday, 24 June, LGIU and the Centre for Homelessness Impact hosted a virtual panel discussion to consider how local authorities can use evidence to put in place prevention strategies that tackle homelessness and rough sleeping.
The long-awaited legislation on domestic abuse became law in April 2021. What are its main components and are there gaps in what it covers? The Act imposes new statutory duties on the relevant local authorities and these are summarised here.
Two private members Bills amending education legislation received Royal Assent on 30 April 2021: the Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Act 2021 and the Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Act 2021. This briefing describes the new legislation and comments on their application.
The Government is expected to publish this month a Green Paper setting out its conclusions from the long-awaited review of special educational needs in schools and colleges in England. LGIU Associate Mark Upton provides us with a preview.
The Trussell Trust provides reliable long-term data on trends in food bank use and the reasons prompting people to turn to them. This end of year report considers the impact of Covid-19 and looks ahead at what could happen as the impact of Covid recedes.
What exactly does levelling up mean? And what are the key questions surrounding it? We look here at definitions, how it is being funded, and what commentators say it should include to be effective.