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What is good local authority children's social care? This briefing looks at the answer in the 'values led' consultancy iMPOWER's report Breaking the Lock.
The Homelessness Monitor, funded by Crisis and the JRF, analyses the impact on homelessness of the economic downturn, the effects of welfare and housing reforms and key emerging trends.
Two pieces of legislation received Royal Assent before the end of the last parliament – one concerning increasing accountability over local authority decisions on events and the second putting beyond doubt that councils can include prayers at their meetings, and support, facilitate or be represented at religious or similar events.
Preventing extremism is going to be a high profile issue in this parliament. This briefing outlines key points for local government from the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 and looks ahead at proposed anti terrorism legislation.
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 local government people moves, other events and DCLG activity.
The Kings Fund was commissioned by the Department of Health to evaluate the progress of local Healthwatch (LHW) in the first 18-21 months of operation, and to make recommendations for future progress. These include recommendations for local authorities as LHW commissioners.
A briefing on five short Ofsted reports on the education of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children
This briefing summarises and comments on two publications: a report on service transformation published by the Service Transformation Challenge Panel in November 2014, and the Government's response to it published in March 2015.
We set out here the key commitments of most relevance to local government made by the Conservatives in their manifesto and during the election campaign, as well as briefly commenting on the impact of critical issues such as the debate over Scottish devolution.