The 2012 Health and Social Care Act transferred public health responsibilities from the NHS to local government, it presents an opportunity for local authorities to work with the health, voluntary and community sector to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

The LGA works with local authorities, including lead members for children's services to deliver better health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people. Access the full range of support tools and latest information on children's health issues from the list of resources below.

Children and Young People Board

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Health

LGA responds to latest dental statistics

23 September 2016

Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to new dental statistics published today by NHS Digital.

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Children and young people

Teenage mothers and young fathers: support framework

Public Health England has published a Framework for Supporting Young Mothers and Fathers

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Children and young people

LGA High Needs Funding consultation response

The LGA has today (Friday 15 April) responded to the Department for Education's consultation on proposed changes to the way that high needs funding is distributed.

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Children and young people

NHS Enlgand health visitor retention project

Commissioned by NHS England as a follow up to a health visiting Retention Project previously commissioned in 2014. This current project focused on one key theme; engagement and communications.

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Children and young people

Ofsted and the CQC launch consultation on SEND inspection

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) launched a consultation on Monday 12 October which seeks views on a number of proposals for the new inspection arrangements.

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Children and young people

What About Youth? Survey

The Health and Social Care Information Centre's (HSCIC) new What About Youth? survey is part of a Government pledge to make improvements to the health of young people by collecting information from 15 year olds on a range of different health topics.

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Culture

Up! Orchestra for Unlimited Potential

UP! Orchestra (The Orchestra of Unlimited Potential) is part of a bigger programme called Breaking the Bubble whose aim is to develop opportunities in music for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

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Children and young people

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Local Transformation Plans

The Department of Health (DH) is setting up a national programme to oversee the implementation of the recommendations made by the CYP Mental Health Taskforce report ‘Future in Mind' (March 2015).

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Children and young people

Healthy Child Programme Rapid Review

Public Health England (PHE) has published a Rapid Review to Update Evidence for the Healthy Child Programme 0–5.

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Children and young people

Free online resource on supporting children with asthma

In September 2014, supporting pupils with medical conditions became a statutory requirement for schools in England. Education for Health, a specialist health education charity, has developed a free online resource.