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Regional improvement and efficiency partnerships (RIEPs) – Programme achievements and legacy

RIEPs – regional improvement and efficiency partnerships – play a key role in supporting councils. Put simply, they help councils and their partners to deliver better services by supporting them in their efforts to become more efficient, innovative and engaged with citizens.

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Safeguarding children – Literature review

This literature review was commissioned by LGA and conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).

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Housing shortages: what councils can do

This report highlights the key role of councils in meeting the housing supply challenges in their areas and noted the entrepreneurial and innovative approach being taken by councils in bringing together partners

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Hidden talents: young people and volunteering – A way forward

This is a joint paper between the Local Government Association (LGA) and Volunteering England. This paper builds on the LGA's ‘Hidden talents' publications and aims to start a conversation about the role volunteering can play in local authorities' support for young people who are not in employment, education or training.

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Intergenerational practice: outcomes and effectiveness

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NfER), with the National Youth Agency (NYA) and National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE), was commissioned by the LGA to examine what works in intergenerational practice. Intergenerational practice refers to activities that bring together older adults and young people or children.

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Intergenerational practice: outcomes and effectiveness

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NfER), with the National Youth Agency (NYA) and National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE), was commissioned by the LGA to examine what works in intergenerational practice. Intergenerational practice refers to activities that bring together older adults and young people or children.

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The impact of the Baby Peter case on applications for care orders

Following the death of Baby Peter Connelly in August 2007, the government took steps to review the effectiveness of arrangements for safeguarding children in England, which led to the publication of the Laming Review in March 2009.

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Safeguarding post-Laming: initial scoping study

Completed by NFER and commissioned by LGAAR on behalf of the IDeA, this short scoping paper provides an overview of the research work on child safeguarding that had taken place since the Baby Peter episode.

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Evaluation of the children in trouble programme

The Children in Trouble programme is a joint project supported by LGA and the Howard League for Penal Reform and sets out to encourage, develop and showcase different approaches to reducing the use of custodial sentences. This report documents the programme's achievements and challenges following an evaluation by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).