A look at what is happening to the 16-19 phase of education and training including funding, curriculum changes, the aspirations of young people and the local authority role.
The Deaton review will investigate the causes and consequences of different forms of inequalities, and the ways that they can be reduced or mitigated; covering not only trends in economic inequalities, but also health inequalities and geographical inequalities, and inequalities by gender and ethnicity, among many other aspects.
Edinburgh Council’s Leader, Cllr Adam Mcvey, is marching the issue of tourism tax all the way to Holyrood. We speak to him about what he’s learned from the process about developing a solid evidence base and reaching out to less-than-enthusiastic stakeholders. Back in London, LGiU spoke before the CLG Select Committee this week about the […]
This autumn we’ll be bringing you a multi-part, serial podcast on growing up in the UK today. What determines a child’s life chances? What are we doing as a society to make those chances better? Children’s services and education are the top immediate financial pressure for councils and most councils are over-spending on children’s services. […]
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.
Maintained nursery schools differ from other early years providers in the range and quality of their work. DfE commissioned research attempts to pin down the differences and their value.
There seems to be substantial governmental activity taking place to combat modern slavery, but there has also been criticism of the lack of progress by the Home Office as numbers of potential modern slavery victims are increasing year on year.
The report maps spending by local authorities and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups on low level mental health services finding wide variation between areas and agencies and suggests LAs and NHS need to work together better.
The Youth Work Inquiry sponsored by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs finds that youth work is both wanted and needed by young people today, and that youth services can respond not just to young people as individuals, but also to their wider communities. The briefing looks forward to the Government’s new Youth Charter.
Measuring outcomes in mental health services is complex and difficult, with professionals and service users often having different perspectives on the nature of mental illness and the role of services in addressing it. This challenge is considered in the King’s Fund's “Outcomes for mental health services – what really matters?”.