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  • Managing falling school rolls in London

    A summary of the findings and recommendations from London Councils’ recently published report, 'Managing falling school rolls in London' which explores the significant fall in demand for school places, implications for school budgets and standards, and how partners can work together to tackle challenges.

  • London’s Your Choice programme enters full-scale Efficacy trial phase

    This briefing alerts members to the recent publication of the Your Choice Pilot trial report by the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF). The report, which assessed the feasibility of running a full-scale Efficacy trial (impact evaluation) to evaluate Your Choice, concluded that the programme and its evaluation show sufficient promise to merit further funding from YEF. The Efficacy trial, which began this August will run until December 2024 and is expected to involve around 1,500 young Londoners.

  • London government's response to the Ukraine crisis

    This briefing summarises the challenges facing London boroughs suppporting Ukrainian refugees, and shares some examples of best practice as well as London Councils’ key asks of government. It also includes an update on the latest data on the Ukraine visa schemes.

  • SEND Delivering transport services for children with Special Educational Needs

    This briefing sets out the findings from recent analysis by London Councils into the current cost pressures and challenges facing transport services for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The cost of delivering SEN transport services has been rising in line with demand trends for children with SEND, since the introduction of the Children and Families Act 2014 which extended the age range of eligibility for support and raised parental expectations.

  • Fair School Funding for All

    This briefing sets out London Councils’ position in relation to the Department for Education’s Fair School Funding For All consultation which outlines its plans to move towards the hard formula of the National Funding Formula removing any local flexibility from the school funding system. London Councils has worked closely with the London boroughs to inform our consultation response.

  • Managing the Drop in Demand for School Places in London

    London Councils works closely with all 33 London local authorities to support their work on school places planning. This briefing sets out the current challenges facing the school system in London due to falling demand for primary places across the capital.

  • Healthy Early Years Development and the Best Start for Life

    This briefing summarises the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) new policy paper, The Best Start for Life: a vision for the 1,001 critical days, stemming from the early years healthy development review

  • Skills and Post-16 Education Bill

    The Skills and Post-16 Education Bill was introduced in the House of Lords on 18 May 2021. The Bill provides the legislative basis for some of the reforms set out in the Skills for Jobs White Paper, including Local Skills Improvements Plans, new intervention powers for the Secretary of State, and a flexible lifelong loans system. This briefing describes the main elements of the Bill.

  • Youth Shout Out Event

    Since the pandemic began, young people have been affected in a variety of complex ways. London Councils and LB Camden recently held an online event that invited young people to share their experiences and views. This briefing summarises the discussions that took place among the young people at the event’s breakout sessions.