We aim to map the various elements that provide assurance of the performance of local government and to demonstrate how they all fit together. We hope that this framework will be useful both for councils and the public.
As part of our series of think pieces, Isla, a young person who is part of the NSPCC’s Young People’s Board for Change, explores from her personal experience what can be done to improve the mental health system for children and young people.
As part of our series of think pieces on children and young people's mental health, Andy Smith Vice President for the Association of Directors of Children's Service (ADCS) explores the current mental health system for children and young people and what more could be done to develop it.
Hope Virgo, author and founder of #DumpTheScales explores the topic of eating disorders amongst children and young people as part of our series of think pieces on children and young people's mental health.
Agreement has today been reached on the 2023 pay award for local government services (‘Green Book’) employees. In order for the NJC to reach formal collective agreements, its Constitution requires a majority on each Side of the NJC to be in favour. Representation (with voting rights) on the Trade Union Side is determined on the basis of membership size: UNISON has 31 seats, GMB has 16 and Unite has 11.