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Weekly Policy Summary – 29th July

July 29, 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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Ofsted: consultation on the future of children’s social care inspection

July 28, 2016

Ofsted is consulting (until 9 September) on new arrangements for inspecting a range of children's social care services once the current Single Inspection Framework inspections are completed in 2017. The new framework will include a mixture of shorter, more focused inspections, and that each inspection should take account of the…


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National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016–2021

July 28, 2016

The government has set up two new bodies – the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) and an independent National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) – to ensure the right infrastructure projects are identified and delivered successfully.


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Brexit: What about the Structural Funds?

July 27, 2016

What are the implications of Brexit for the Structural Funds, an important resource for local and regional economic development? We set out the background and the different potential outcomes from the Brexit negotiations.


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Weekly Policy Summary – 22nd July

July 22, 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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Multi-Academy Trust Performance – update

July 21, 2016

More and more data are becoming available about the performance of schools and which structures most help children to perform better under the school assessment arrangements. Three reports (DfE, Education Policy Institute and Sutton Trust) were published in July 2016, and this is CSN's Policy Briefing on these reports.


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Information sharing to protect vulnerable children and families – DfE research

July 21, 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.


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Brexit: key issues for local government

July 19, 2016

What are the key challenges facing local government after the vote to leave the EU? We look here at some of the main issues that local authorities will be focusing on immediately and in the longer term.


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