22 March 2017
Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to figures from the Office for National Statistics, which show that the rate of teenage pregnancies in England has fallen.
27 February 2017
Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board, responds to the report by the House of Commons Education Committee that calls on Ministers to allow local authorities with a track record of strong educational performance to set-up their own Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs).
8 February 2017
Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the Family and Childcare Trust's survey into the Government's 30 hours free childcare offer.
12 December 2016
School improvement may stall unless central government reverses its decision to cut £600 million from councils' Education Services Grant, council leaders warned today.
3 February 2017
Councils must be given the power to direct academy schools to take in ‘hard to place' students, including those excluded from other schools, if those places available are best for the children, council leaders stressed today.
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