With inflation and energy prices eating into budgets, local authorities across the UK are facing increasing challenges to deliver services. In this video, the National Audit Office discusses the capital framework guidance for local government commercial activity and the importance of low risk investments to generate income.
The Illegal Migration Act changes the law so that those who arrive in the UK illegally will not be able to stay here. This update provides an overview of the key points of the act, highlighting which sections are in force now and what this means for those seeking asylum in the UK.
In the last 10 years, local government have lost nearly £16 billion of funding in central government cuts. In this video, Sevenoaks District Council share how developments, investments and regeneration of assets have added bot social value to the local community and helped the council become self-sufficient from direct central government funding.
Home Office figures show that the UK offered protection to 22,648 people through asylum and resettlement in the year ending March 2022. In this video, Lancashire County Council Refugee Integration Team share how they have collaborated with refugees to design and deliver strategies which are led by those with lived experience to ensure people are receiving the support they need.
Local authorities and organisations have a duty to protect unaccompanied asylum seeking children when they are in their care. In this video, Bristol City Council discusses the partnership work they have undertaken with local stakeholders to best support unaccompanied asylum seeking children and provide the them with the care they need.
According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2022 82,170 children were recorded as being looked after by local authorities in England. In this video, Become discuss improving the outcomes of children in care and the importance of listening to care leavers to understand what is meant by a successful care leaver story.
Restorative justice gives the opportunity for people harmed by a crime and the people responsible for the harm to share how the crime has affected them. In this video, the Office of the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner share how they have worked in partnership with organisations across the county to create a restorative community which help victims recover from what they have been through.
43% of victims would report a crime again based on their previous experiences of the criminal justice system. In this video, the Victims Commissioner for London discusses the importance of working in partnership to create a single point of contact for victims, helping ensure their voice is not lost as they go through criminal justice proceedings.
Between 2020 and 2021 just over 2 million pupils were eligible for pupil premium, according to the Department for Education. In this video Mark Rowland, Pupil Premium Adviser at the Unity Schools partnership discusses working with schools to close the pupil attainment gap and foster a better sense of belonging for disadvantaged children.
In 2022, then gender pay gap among fulltime employees in the UK was 14.9%. In this video, the Cabinet Office Equality Hub discuss the legislation and national strategies in place to advance gender equality. Building upon this, they highlight the driving forces behind the gender pay gap and strategies being implemented to reduce the gap.
An estimated 1 in 20 children in the UK have been sexually abused. In this video, Barnardos break down safeguarding systems to highlight the complexities of exploitation and how systems can seem overwhelming for young people. Building upon this, they address the importance of working together to meet children’s needs and improve services.