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Weekly Policy Summary: 26th August

August 26, 2016

The Weekly Policy Summary (WPS) provides links to the week's policy briefings and lists briefings to be published over the next fortnight. The WPS also highlights LGiU news and events, as well as other events and DCLG activity.


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DfE consultation: Reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect

August 25, 2016

The Home Office with DfE support is consulting on whether practitioners, and their managers, working with children should be placed under a new statutory duty to report and act on children abuse and neglect. The consultation closes on 13 October 2016.


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The Geography of Creativity in the UK

August 25, 2016

This report, produced by Nesta and Creative England, on the geography of the creative industries in the UK identifies clusters of creative industries across the UK and provides an insight into how they operate.


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DfE research: wellbeing of young people

August 24, 2016

The Government regularly commissions surveys of the attitudes of young people enabling comparisons to be made over time. The Longitudinal study of young people in England: cohort 2, wave 2 publication shows that over ten years, young people have become more serious about school although the distress level of girls,…


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Physical Activity and Health: Working Together to get the Nation Moving

August 23, 2016

The Sport and Recreation Alliance have published a useful and timely report Physical Activity and Health: Working together to get the nation moving which sets out how the sport, recreation and physical activity sector can work alongside health to get more people active, more often.


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Brexit update August 2016

August 22, 2016

Brexit is still dominating political debate. Local government is realising the potential impact and making its voice heard in that debate. This is the first of our regular Brexit updates.


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DfE – Narey review of children’s residential care

August 22, 2016

The DfE has published an independent report into children's residential, that is provision commissioned mainly by local authorities for children in care outside the children's home or foster care.A large number of recommendations covering obtaining better value for money and improved care from the commissioning process, relationship to fostering, closeness…


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Weekly Policy Summary – 19th August

August 19, 2016

The Weekly Policy Summary (WPS) provides links to the week's policy briefings and lists briefings to be published over the next fortnight. The WPS also highlights LGiU news and events, as well as other events and DCLG activity.


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DfE – post-adoption support – independent review

August 16, 2016

As part of the DfE's vision for improving adoption, the DfE has published an independent review of the what is known about the strategies and therapies, and their effectiveness, which support adoptive parents and their adopted children. While the review does not find any one intervention better than another, it…


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