Topic: Children's services and education

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Launch of the IFS Inequality Review (the Deaton Review)

12 Jun 2019 in Briefings

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.


LGiU Fortnightly 7th June – Tax and the city

7 Jun 2019

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 […]


Exploring life chances for children: serial podcast

6 Jun 2019 in Projects

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. […]




Not for Sale

23 May 2019 in Briefings

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.



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Youth Work Inquiry and the Youth Charter

22 May 2019 in Briefings

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.


What outcomes matter when it comes to mental health?

20 May 2019 in Briefings

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?”.