Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
An SME has become the first agency to secure a major campaign through the Campaign Solutions framework, developing the Department of Communities and Local Government’s mayoral elections campaign.
The electorate will vote on 4 May to elect combined authority mayors for six of England’s regions: Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, the West Midlands, the Tees Valley, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and the West of England.
SME company 23red developed the creative for a digital, social, radio and out-of-home campaign tailored to each area to raise awareness and increase engagement in the elections.
23red was one of 27 agencies who successfully secured places on the Crown Commercial Service's Campaign Solutions framework, with over half of them SMEs. The company also secured a place on Communication Services, which is designed for tactical requirements, helping public bodies tap into the very best expertise and talent in the communications industry.
Accessibility is the name of this game. Web designers are getting better at addressing the issues, but general awareness of accessibility requirements is still low. This is worrying – websites that are not currently accessible are potentially breaching the Equality Act of 2010. One of the first places to look for help should be the Government Digital Service (GDS), which provides help, advice and guidance on legislation regarding accessibility.
It is surprisingly easy to start meeting the government’s accessibility requirements.
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