While bullying in school has probably reduced recently, it remains a problem for some pupils. DfE commissioned research looks at what schools are doing to prevent and tackle bullying. This briefing looks at the research.
Men’s Sheds offer a community space for older (usually retired) men to work on projects, make new friends and get out of the house. This Swift Read outlines some case studies of Men’s Sheds across Scotland and their benefits.
Brexit has wide ranging implications for the future public sector workforce. CIPFA’s Brexit Advisory Commission for Public Services has published a report which examines options for how the Brexit agreement could protect the needs of UK public services after Brexit.
Improving social mobility remains a priority for the government. New Social Mobility Commission members are being appointed following a Commons Education Committee recommendation, and the government's response, to expanding the Commission and widening its scope to include social justice.
Tackling inequality and supporting inclusive growth are key priorities in Scotland’s Economic Strategy. This briefing discusses employment opportunities for disabled people in the public sector and what public sector bodies can do to be more inclusive.
This briefing deals with three reports from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the relationship between low pay and productivity and with the eighth report in an annual series on low pay in Britain by the Resolution Foundation.
It is one year today since the horrendous fire at Grenfell Tower. We look back here at the last year: what lessons can we learn from the inquiries taking place and from the accounts and experiences of Grenfell survivors and community groups?
LGiU Ireland are promoting the Innovation in Politics Awards 2018 – an exciting European initiative to recognise innovative work by politicians that improves our communities and strengthens human rights, social balance, democracy and prosperity. LGiU’s Isla Whateley explores the journey and achievements of one of last year’s finalists, Eamon Gilmore.
The 2010 welfare reforms were the largest change to the benefit system since the Beveridge Report. Eight years on the system is still work in progress, with concerns around whether it is delivering against its objectives. This briefing considers the impact of the reforms on disabled people.
Lack of diversity is stopping organisations – in every sector – from performing to their full potential, writes Jane Sankarayya. Most people in the country are probably unaware that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has just appointed three new special advisers, much less what their names are. As reported by LGC (£) last…