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.
Officially there are 4,677 people sleeping rough in England - marginally fewer than a year ago but still close to three times as many as in 2010. We set out here the latest statistics.
Civil Society Futures, a two-year independent inquiry into the future of civil society, aiming to provide a clear vision for the role of civil society in England over the next ten years, has been published. We summarise and comment on this comprehensive report in this briefing.
It is nine months since the Homelessness Reduction Act came into force in England. New government statistics highlight what councils are doing to prevent and relieve homelessness in line with the new legislation.
This briefing deals with the statement made on 16 November 2018 by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights on his visit to the UK. The Special Rapporteur focuses his report on Universal Credit and the impacts of austerity on communities and the wider social safety net.
Dog mess is one of the most common causes of complaints to local councils. What innovative solutions are being used by councils? This Swift Read outlines ways of tackling dog fouling using case studies and examples of the different schemes used by local authorities.
The integration of health and social care services has been a hot-button issue for several years now. This briefing looks at some examples of community led care and how local authorities can support the replication and scale-out of such initiatives.
In October 2018 the Government launched its first loneliness strategy which sets out a social prescribing approach to tackle loneliness in England. We look here at the strategy and the role of local government in implementing it.