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DfE: Children in Need review

19 Jul 2019 in Briefings

The DfE finds that there were are at least 1.6 million children who need or have needed a social worker between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in England. This briefing is on the updated strategy to improve the lifetime outcomes for these children.


Locked-up children – Children’s Commissioner

12 Jul 2019 in Briefings

This briefing looks at children whose lives are behind closed doors ‘asking who they are and where they are living. It looks at what we know and crucially what we don't know about them, so that we can begin to assess whether they are getting the most appropriate support'.


Swift Read: Estimating child poverty locally across Scotland

11 Jul 2019 in Briefings

Why should child poverty be measured? This briefing looks at the case for effective data to understand the scale and nature of the local problem, to benchmark local experience of child poverty against those of other areas and to measure change to ascertain the extent to which interventions are working.



Better Schools for All?

5 Jul 2019 in Briefings

This Nuffield Foundation funded research is another look at school effectiveness using the standard school and pupil datasets. In addition, data from school staff human resource management is compared to other settings and linked to school improvement. Organisational commitment is higher in schools than in other workplaces.




LGiU Homelessness Commission: final report

25 Jun 2019 in Briefings

The LGiU Local Government Homelessness Commission has published its final report. It is the first assessment of the state of homelessness prevention from the perspective of local government, those who have to actually implement the policy and who provide support to some of the most vulnerable people in our society.


30 Hours Free Childcare: one year on

21 Jun 2019 in Briefings

A one year on look at the 30 hours free childcare entitlement offer: benefits for better off families and disadvantaged parents already in work as they can work longer, but not children from the most disadvantaged families whose parents are not in work. It has encouraged greater flexibility by childcare settings but also undermines their financial sustainability and the quality of provision.


On Your Radar June 2019

20 Jun 2019 in Briefings

What’s happening in local government beyond brexit? We look in this briefing at consultations, select committee inquiries and the key issues facing councils. But, of course, brexit is still at the top of the political agenda and some of the ongoing contentious issues are here too.