This briefing will be of interest to anyone working in education, children’s and adult’s services, and economic policy and includes insights into how young people perceive support services throughout their transition to adulthood and have access to economic opportunities.
This is a briefing from an Irish perspective that we think will be interesting for Scottish readers. Speaking recently at a meeting of the Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Ireland, Dr Peter Brennan of the Public Policy Advisors Network sets out his current thinking on Brexit.
The report includes many observations and examples of good and bad practice from which police forces and agencies involved in child protection will be able to learn. It will be of interest to LA officers and elected members with child protection responsibilities, particularly those in contact with the police.
Swift Read: On the buses – a consultation on local bus services in Scotland: improving the framework for delivery
Transport Scotland is consulting on proposed changes to legislation governing bus services, with the aim of giving transport authorities more options for improving services/information to passengers. This briefing will be of interest to those with a remit covering environmental and infrastructure issues.
The Barclay Review of Business Rates report was eagerly awaited by businesses, trade bodies, professionals, ratepayers, Councils and members of the public. It took around one year to complete and includes thirty individual recommendations. This article looks at the findings of the review, and considers the main issues and implications…
The report of the Independent Inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, conducted by Alexis Jay OBE, was published by Rotherham Borough Council on 26 August 2014. This briefing contains a short summary of the report, and focuses more on the reaction to it and the implications for local authorities…
The purpose of this briefing is to highlight The Quality of Silence (2017) report that provides an insight into a range of factors that local policy makers might consider when reviewing the quality of their child protection processes.
This briefing examines a report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation that sets out the aims, rationales and types of demand-side policies for inclusive growth.
This briefing outlines the reforms introduced by the General Data Protection Directive (GDPR) to individual rights, and summarises the governance and accountability mechanisms that underpin the new regime, and with which local authorities must comply.
The AmeriCorps programme in the US has revolutionised volunteering and social change. This briefing outlines the AmeriCorps programme and makes suggestions for ideas should a similar-styled programme be considered for Scotland.