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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Children and young people

Final Funding for 0-5 year olds public health services announced

On 13 February, the Department of Health (DH) wrote to each council Chief Executive setting out the final funding allocations for the commissioning of 0-5 children's public health services.

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Performance and activities licensing: helping children's talents shine

Councils are responsible for ensuring that when children take part in performances (paid or unpaid) or are employed to model or play sport they are safe and their education doesn't suffer.

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Children and young people

New procurement legislation for Education Health and Care Plans

Guidance will be published shortly on new procurement regulations that recognise the right of parents and young people to express a preference for a place at a particular school or college in Education Health and Care Plans.

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Disability Matters – workforce e-learning resources launched

The Department of Health-funded Disability Matters e-learning resources portal was launched on 3 February 2015.

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Children and young people

Learn Explore Debate events

4Children and The Council for Disabled Children have announced a second series of FREE Learn Explore Debate events.

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Children and young people

Independent Support for Education Health and Care Plans

Advice and support for parents of children or young people with SEN and disabilities will be provided under a £30million DfE funded programme which will run until 2016.

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Children and young people

Update on mandated elements of 0-5s public health services

The Department of Health has published draft regulations for the five mandated universal health visitor reviews as part of the 0-5s public health commissioning transfer to councils in October.

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Children and young people

Draft regulations published for mandated elements of 0-5s public health services

The Department of Health has published the draft regulations for the five mandated universal health visitor reviews as part of the 0-5s public health commissioning transfer to councils in October.

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Improving young people's health and wellbeing: A framework for public health

Public Health England has published a new public health framework on young people's health and wellbeing.

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Deadline for responding to funding for 0-5 year olds public health services – 16 January

The Department of Health has published councils' draft funding allocations for public health services for 0 to five-year-olds.

LGA public health conferences

The LGA is running a series of public health conferences to help local authorities with their new public health duties. Each informative and interactive conference focuses on issues affecting children, young people and adults and will share learning from local government and the health sector.

Public health conferences 2014/15

Health and wellbeing board National Learning Network – on the DH website

A forum on children and young people has been created in the Knowledge Hub for the National Learning Network for health and wellbeing Boards (HWBs).

The Knowledge Hub is free to join, you are welcome to share information, ideas and ask for help from other members, in particular, we would really like to hear how your HWB and its partners are tackling children's issues such as safeguarding, commissioning and integration in the new public health system.

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