2019 marks 35 years since the first Volunteers’ Week. Councillors and officers can get involved.
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.
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?”.
This short guide offers some guidance on assessing risk and adopting strategies and behaviours that will minimise any potential hazards you might identify as part of your councillor role. This guide has been abridged from a longer publication - Personal Safety for Councillors - by Miranda Smythe of Baikie-Wood Consultancy. You can purchase copies of the longer guide and find out about personal safety training course at Baikie-Wood Consultancy
Nick Plumb from Locality, explains what the Keep it Local Network is all about and how councils can become part of this movement.
Millennials are set to make up 50% of the UK’s workforce by 2020 with Generation Z following close behind. This briefing explores these changes and looks at the ways in which local authorities can adapt in order to attract and retain younger talent.
Updates on the new school curriculum which will be mandatory from September 2020, and the debate around its contents.
The Nuffield Trust has looked at international comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood .finding that, despite improvements, the UK compares poorly with other, similar countries in providing support to young people with long-term conditions to manage their care, and that this appears to be getting worse.
There are an estimated 27,000 children in England who identify as gang members, only a fraction of whom are known to children’s services. Local areas are not facing up to the scale of the problem, are not taking notice of the risk factors and are not listening to parents and communities who ask for help. Children in gangs should not be treated as criminals but should be subjected to safeguarding procedures.