The Chief Schools Adjudicator published her annual report at the end of 2015. Schools Adjudicator are now mainly concerned with deciding whether school admission arrangements comply with the DfE's School Admissions Code. This CSN briefing summarises the report including the appeals to the adjudication service and the reports by local authorities.
How can councils respond to the Marmot Indicators - that provide a snapshot to the health of the population and of the factors that influence good health like childhood development? Related research suggests that how local politicians respond to this data can, over time, make a difference to local performance.
Improving the educational achievement of children in care is a major priority for both local and national government. But what factors cause this underachievement, and what do we know about the in care experience that can reduce this underachievement. This briefing looks at recent research.
We are looking back here to 2015 - the briefings represented give some idea of the wide range of issues covered, but also highlight key themes, and point to what will be dominant in 2016.
This LGiU Scotland briefing is specially commissioned for our new programme for local government across Scotland. LGiU Scotland is delivered in partnership with Centre for Scottish Public Policy and Boulder Group. Contact us for more information. Summary There is no single or comprehensive definition of, or way of measuring, poverty or deprivation. The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation…
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation report summarised here considers a redesigned role for employment support to increase earnings and reduce poverty. It recommends that a more local approach to commissioning and running employment programmes should be encouraged and facilitated; including encouraging city regions and combined authorities to bid directly for contracts
On Your Radar provides regular updates on information from central government and other key organisations, select committee inquiries, and legislation.
Concentrated poverty and deprivation is a significant barrier to participation in community sport. This briefing summarises the findings and recommendations of a LSE research study commissioned by the sports charity Street Games on poverty and access to sport
Bullying of young people remains a major area of concern for parents and those charged with running schools and other facilities where young people. This CSN Briefing looks at a recent DfE research publication as well as a similar publication produced for Scotland.
The publication of the combined Autumn Statement and Spending Review was the pivotal event for setting the economic agenda in this parliament. An on-the-day briefing was published by the LGiU - this briefing provides a fuller analysis, focusing in particular on deficit reduction, local government, welfare, and housing.