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