24 November 2015
Cllr Roy Perry, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to 'Protecting children from harm: A critical assessment of child sexual abuse in the family network and priorities for action' published by the Children's Commissioner.
21 November 2015
With the big chill set to bite this weekend, a new survey of highways bosses reveals councils have stockpiled 1.2 million tonnes of salt to prepare for winter.
12 November 2015
#OurDay is a yearly tweetathon for local government to show what it does in a typical day. This year was the biggest ever, with more than 36,000 tweets posted. Find out what happened.
19 November 2015
Cllr Claire Kober, Resources Portfolio Holder at the Local Government Association responds to figures published today by DCLG on council reserves,
14 November 2015
LGA Chairman Lord Porter of Spalding CBE sends the condolences of councils in England and Wales to Mayor Hidalgo of Paris following the tragic events of Friday night.
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Two in five council areas could still have more primary pupils ready to start school than places for them by September 2016, council leaders warn.
Predatory men suspected of grooming children for sex could be stopped immediately if a new type of banning order was introduced by the new government, local government leaders say.
Too many youngsters are being failed by a national ‘bums on seats' approach to post-16 education, warns the LGA.
More than a million unemployed people are falling through cracks in national work schemes that are failing to reach some of the most vulnerable jobseekers, councils warn today.
The true quality of activity to tackle child abuse and neglect across the country could be being obscured because of Ofsted's blinkered approach to inspecting children's services, local government leaders are warning today.
Protecting children is one of the most important things councils do. This resource brings together, in one place, resources to help councils raise awareness of this issue within their own organisation, with their local partners and their communities.
The £12 billion cost of creating places for the 900,000 extra pupils expected at England's schools over the next decade could push schools to breaking point, council leaders are warning.
The Home Secretary Theresa May and Justice Secretary Chris Grayling have announced an extra £7 million funding to help victims of sexual violence. The funding will run to the end of the 2015/16 financial year.
Female Genital mutilation is a serious form of child abuse and violence against women and girls. Councils have a key statutory role to play in safeguarding children and protecting the health and wellbeing of all women and girls.
The LGA report, 'Our ambition for children and young people' aims to support a radical rewiring of local public services. It sets out four high level ambitions and groups 'core measures' underneath them.