The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.
This week in Local Government provides links to the week's policy briefings and lists briefings to be published over the next fortnight. This week in Local Governement also highlights LGiU news and events, as well as other events and DCLG activity.
There increasing numbers of children being formally excluded from school, and a much bigger number who leave school and do not return to mainstream education, supported by the offrolling. An IPPR looks at the issue, what happens to the children, and what can be done to ensure such children do…
The third in our series of briefings on communications, we look here at how councils use social media and suggest how it can be used effectively and with confidence.
This DWP publication, summarised in this briefing, sets out proposals to improve outcomes for ‘workless’ families who face multiple disadvantages.
The Children and Social Work Act 2017 places new duties on local authorities and schools on previously looked after children. The DfE is consulting until 27 November on new guidance on the education of looked after children and previously looked after children, Virtual School Heads and designated until 27 November.…
The NAO has found that the Care Quality Commission has improved but needs to overcome some persistent issues with the timeliness of some of its regulation activities if it is to sustain further improvement. What further action does the CQC need to take to address the risks to people’s care.
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.
DfE consultation: Children and Social Work Act – Corporate parenting, local offer, and support to age 25
The Government is consulting on how to introduce new duties on local authorities from April 2018 under the Children and Social Work Act 2017. The duties are on the corporate parenting principles for looked after children, the local offer and support for former looked after children up to the age…
Universal Credit is very much in the news right now. We look here at how it works, the latest statistics for it and the current debate over its rollout.