The introduction of the Scottish local government living wage added an additional rung to the already-complex ladder of pay standards in Scotland. This briefing will explore the various income criteria that currently exist in Scotland and examine the resultant complexities that arise for local government when trying to balance these criteria.
The seminar is about: Fairness Commissions, Inclusive Economic Growth and Working with local communities to promote equality. Drawing on the experiences and the role of Fairness Commissions as part of broader alliances with civil society and local communities, and how local authorities can build on and develop existing achievements beyond 2016 .
Effective information sharing between the agencies which support children, particularly vulnerable children and their families, is seen as an important part of improving safeguaring services. The DfE has published research on effective information sharing and what works best. This is the CSN briefing on the research.
How can local authorities work effectively with the community and voluntary sector? We look here at recent case studies and set out the policy context within which this relationship develops.
Ofsted has published its 2016 annual report on on social care services for children principally using evidence from the inspection of local authorities and finds that ‘good leadership and management transform work with children, making sure children do not wait for help and support, ensuring that social workers have enough time to work with families,…
How has local government responded so far to settling Syrian refugees? We look at the current position here and provide links to useful information and guidance.
The Children’s Commissioner has reviewed access by children and young people to mental health services (CAMHS) showing a wide variation in ability to access services including waiting times and nature of service. This is the CSN Briefing on this review.
Local economies, employment, migration, public service delivery and procurement, and regulation are all fundamentally affected by the EU. This highly topical report covers the EU’s history, key institutions, an overview of six key outputs of EU decision and a brief analysis of the euro and the Eurozone crisis.
Although there has been a significant reduction in teen pregnancies over the last decade, the high rate means this remains an important issue. This CSN Briefing looks at the latest evidence on what seems to work, and outlines the key elements in Public Health England’s new publication Teenage mothers and young fathers: support framework.
The Wood review on the role and functions of Local Safeguarding Children's Boards contains significant proposals, largely accepted by the Government, to reform multi-agency working and require the three key agencies (health, police and local authorities) to design multi-agency arrangements for protecting children; to place an expectation on schools and other relevant agencies involved in…