26 November 2015
Cllr Roy Perry, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to announcements about childcare provision in the Spending Review.
25 November 2015
Cllr Roy Perry, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board responds to the announcement that £600 million of savings will be made from the Education Services Grant and that schools will be helped towards academy status.
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.
15 October 2015
The LGA commissioned iMPOWER Consulting to look at the evidence to see how far the current Ofsted Single Inspection Framework is helping to drive improvement in council children's services.
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.
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