Local Government Education and
Children's Services Research Programme
The Local Government Association (LGA) commissioned a programme of research and information from NFER for many years, funded by the Revenue Support Grant top-slice from the Department for Communities and Local Government. This work offered a unique opportunity for the LGA to address policy development and improvement support issues of key interest to local government, which were unlikely to be prioritised by other national programmes. Topics to be investigated were agreed by the LGA and NFER, according to the needs and priorities of local authorities (LAs) and the LGA.
The research programme was designed to support both the work of local authorities and the LGA. The programme was managed by the LGA and overseen by their Children and Young People Board.