12 August 2015
Responding to figures that show growing number of parents are being fined or convicted for truancy, LGA spokesman Cllr David Simmonds CBE said head teachers should be trusted to make decisions about a child's absence without being forced to start prosecutions
7 August 2015
"Kids Company worked with many children who were also cared for by councils." Read why Kids Company must ensure children are referred to councils.
29 June 2015
As the Childcare Bill passes through the Committee Stage of the House of Lords, read how the LGA is lobbying to improve and strengthen the Bill.
19 June 2015
As Education and Adoption Bill passes Committee Stage at the House of Commons, read LGA's briefing outlining the key points.
15 June 2015
Government must ensure local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) have a realistic remit of responsibility and are funded fairly by all agencies, leading local government figures said today.
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.
LGA briefings on legislation currently before Parliament.
LGA media releases
Recent media releases relating to children and young people.
Children and young people e-bulletin
How we are working with councils, government and a range of partners to help young people back into education and employment.
Leadership Essentials – on the LGA website