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.
NCER has recently launched Nova software which includes Key Stage 4 and 5 report dashboards and dynamic school profiles as well as a traded service control panel.
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.
Mums and dads to see massive benefits for young children as health responsibilities transfer to councils
28 September 2015
Mums and dads will see massive benefits for their young children from this week as public health responsibilities transfer to councils.
23 September 2015
Read Cllr Izzi Seccombe, LGA Community Wellbeing spokesman, on reports on the NHS Health Check programme.
128 local authorities attended this year's NCER Annual Members' Meeting in May to hear about the latest developments to NCER systems.
Schools Minister Nick Gibb announced the government's intention to give summer-born children the right to start in reception at the age of 5.
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.
15 August 2015
Parents are being warned to be vigilant for children and teenagers visiting rogue tattooists and buying kits over the internet as part of a celebrity-fueled craze for 'inking'.
18 July 2015
Pub, restaurant and cinema chains are being urged by councils to introduce signs which spell out the calorie content of food and drink in a bid to beat the national obesity crisis.
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.