09 May 2013
Read Councillor David Simmonds response to the Care Leavers Coalition's report ‘Still our children'.
04 April 2013
Children in care would be found a home with adoptive parents more quickly under new plans outlined today to reform the adoption system.
22 March 2013
Responding to the publication of the revised 'Working together to safeguard children guidance', Cllr David Simmonds, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, said: "This is a vote of confidence for local authorities and the report rightly recognises that councils have a vital role to play in safeguarding children and are best-placed to quickly identify those in need of protection."
19 April 2013
The review came about after concern from many councils that the new local funding arrangements were having undesirable consequences. We welcome the fact that the Government has instituted the review and hope that this will lead to more flexibility in 2014/15.
We support councils in helping the children, young people and families in their areas achieve the best possible outcomes.
The Children and Young People Board has responsibility for LGA activity on the wellbeing of children and young people, including education, social care and careers.