Somerset County Council: An employers' perspective on T Levels
‘Grow our own’ is an important ethos at Somerset Council. T Level placements are one element of a variety of early career routes into the council, and T Level opportunities are making the council an attractive local employer to young people.
LGA responds to Lords Adult Social Care Committee report: A “gloriously ordinary life’’
Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association Community Wellbeing Board said: “This excellent report could be a blueprint for the way forward for adult social care and we fully support the central message that social care should be seen as a “national imperative”. The positive framing of social care and the core focus on people who draw on care and support is particularly welcoming.
LGA Climate Change Programme – decarbonising transport action learning sets: Session three
In August 2022, the Local Government Association commissioned a programme of Action Learning Sets (ALS) that will bring together local authority councillors and officers to address challenges they currently face relating to decarbonising transport. The blog summarises the outcome of the third session.
Advanced and Predictive Analytics Network in Local Government (APAN)
APAN is a network of local government data analysts and other invited experts set up to discuss, share and consider the opportunities, benefits and risks of using advanced analysis and predictive analytics in local government settings.
The Office for National Statistics' Data Science Campus works at the frontier of data science and AI – building skills and applying tools, methods and practices – to create new understanding and improve decision-making for public good.
Online Safety Bill, Remaining Stages, House of Commons, 5 December 2022
Whilst the Bill provides a definition of harm and sets out how harmful content will be prioritised for child and adult users; it remains unclear what types of harm platforms will need to protect users against. We urge the Government to set out their proposed categories of harmful content to children and adults as soon as possible and consult with independent experts to define and prioritise harmful content.
"Restart focused only on those on out-of-work benefits, so the underspend could have been used by councils, devolved authorities and others to address this challenge, using their local knowledge, connections and expertise."