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Research into T Levels and industry placements in councils in England

This is the final report from an independent research study into T Levels and industry placements in councils in England. The research was commissioned by the LGA and undertaken by York Consulting LLP between January and March 2023.

Council social care support for people with lifelong disabilities

Council social care support for people with lifelong disabilities

The Local Government Association (LGA) commissioned this piece of research to identify ways in which the support offered from local authority social care services to people with lifelong disabilities (including their families) is working and how this could be improved, with particular interest in the transition of people with disabilities from children to adults’ services.

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Must Know: Children's services guide to effective cross- council working

This guidance has been developed for each of the following areas: finance, human resources (HR), information technology (IT) and legal. The intention is to further support and strengthen the development of a strong corporate and whole council approach to delivering effective services for children.

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Improving early education and childcare to ensure good outcomes for children

The LGA commissioned a literature review to examine and evaluate ‘what works?’ in relation to the delivery of good quality early years provision for all children accessing the early years childcare entitlements.

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Must Know: Children’s services

Is your council doing all it can to improve outcomes for children and young people? This document, specifically developed for chief executives, has been shaped by chief executives who are either former directors of children’s services or for other reasons have been closely associated with leading improvement journeys in council children’s services.

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How council library services can support children and families in the earliest years

In the spring of 2022, the Local Government Association commissioned consultant peers to review library services in eight councils, specifically with regard to how they worked to enhance the local early years offer and, in particular, support for speech, language and communication development.

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Form and function: exploring structural change in children's services

The purpose of this research is to understand the lessons learnt by those councils that have undertaken large-scale structural change of children’s services, and to identify the key building blocks that ensure high quality services for children, young people and families in this context.

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Code of Practice for councils responding to civil claims of non-recent child sexual abuse

This Code of Practice has been produced in response to a recommendation from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) as part of its investigation into accountability and reparations for victims and survivors of abuse.

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Supporting the youngest children in the youth justice system: what works to reduce offending and improve outcomes?

This report summarises findings from a structured review of the evidence for alternatives to CJS responses, which was undertaken to establish what works to reduce offending and improve outcomes for children aged 8-13 years in contact with the criminal justice system.

A Youth Justice System that Works for Children

The LGA alongside the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) and the Association of Youth Offending Teams (YOT) Managers, have produced this joint policy position paper highlighting the challenges facing the youth justice system.

Build back local

To build back better, we must build back local.

Build back local: Building back better

Read the full 2021 LGA Annual Conference paper.


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