Topic: Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance

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Job creation for inclusive growth in cities

25 Sep 2017 in Briefings

This Joseph Rowntree Foundation sets out the aims, rationales and types of demand-side policies for inclusive growth. Demand side policies seek to raise the level and enhance the quality of demand for labour in a city economy, increase labour demand for specific groups, and improve the quality of jobs.





Kirklees Democracy Commission

12 Sep 2017 in Briefings

This briefing provides a summary of the landmark report by the Kirklees Democracy Commission, Growing a stronger local democracy from the ground up. Against a background of concerns about disengaged citizens and divisions in society, Kirklees Council established the Commission to investigate how to ensure that Kirklees has a healthy local democracy.




Vulnerable young people in residential care and re-integration into families: Multisystemic Therapy

31 Aug 2017 in Briefings

One of the biggest challenges of local authority children's social care is helping young people return to their families if they have been in residential care for mental health problems, drug/alcohol abuse, and criminal offending. It is difficult and expensive. This briefing looks at the effectiveness of Multisystemic Therapy and the implications for its use in local government.



Tackling Hate Crime

29 Aug 2017 in Projects

In partnership with Cloisters Chambers, the LGiU ran a lunchtime roundtable to discuss the legal responsibilities of council employees and elected members in relation to tackling hate crime and the practical application of these duties.


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