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.
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.
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.
1 December 2016
Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the Government's announcement of an early years national funding formula.
17 November 2016
Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board, responds to new analysis from the Early Intervention Foundation that reveals a £17 billion cost to helping children, young people and their families affected by social problems,
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