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.
Is the radicalisation of young people primarily a child protection issue? And how should local authorities manage radicalisation of children? DfE commissioned research attempts to answer these questions.
Government plans for plans for developing the secondary school curriculum and implementing school level accountable measures were announced recently. This briefing looks at the plans.
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.
The Pause Project provides intensive support to women who have had children forcibly removed into care. It aims to reduce the number of children the women may have taken into care. This briefing is on a DfE commissioned evaluation of the Pause Project which shows success and financial savings.
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.
In recent years, local authorities in the UK have established ‘Fairness Commissions’ to develop policies to tackle the impact of poverty and inequality at a local level. This briefing explores how they might support civic wellbeing in a more enabling state.
Youth services and emerging models of delivery: round-up and targeted services for vulnerable young people
Local government youth services continue to develop: this briefing provides an update including progress on a national youth strategy, Brexit implications, finance trends, and examples of LAs targeting youth services at the most vulnerable young people
From Executive to Ceremonial: Directly Elected Mayors in the United States, Australia and New Zealand
Elected mayors are still a relatively new concept in England. As part of our international local government series, we consider international examples to see if a correlation exists between a directly elected political mayor in a city and greater decision making capabilities for that location.
Most working parents of 3 and 4-year olds will be eligible for an additional 15 hours a week of 'free' childcare from September 2017. This briefing looks at the DfE implementation plans and the LA role in managing the process.