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

LGA responds to launch of inquiry into children's social care

4 February 2016

Cllr Roy Perry responds to the launch of an inquiry into local authority run children's social care by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children.

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Health

Councils respond to World Health Organisation report

25 January 2016

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Local Government Association (LGA) Community Wellbeing spokesperson responds to the World Health Organisation's report on the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity.

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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

Celebrating Progress – Nursing Division Health Visitor Service Transformation Projects for England

NHS England allocated service transformation funding (as part of the national Health Visitor delivery plan) 2013 and 2014 to all Area Teams and as a result, some 42 projects were delivered.

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Children and young people

NCER launch new Nova software

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.

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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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Health

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.

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NHS Health Check is key to tackling preventable diseases

23 September 2015

Read Cllr Izzi Seccombe, LGA Community Wellbeing spokesman, on reports on the NHS Health Check programme.

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Children and young people

Record number of local authorities attend the 2015 NCER Annual Members' Meeting

128 local authorities attended this year's NCER Annual Members' Meeting in May to hear about the latest developments to NCER systems.

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Children and young people

Summer-born children can start school a year later

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.

Local Transformation Plan survey

The Department of Health, NHS England, Local Government Association and their health partner organisations would now like your views to better understand if and how they can improve their communications. This includes (but is not limited to) online blogs, articles and social media – but does not include guidance or other published documents. The survey closes on 16 December at 5pm.

Complete the survey

Guidance

NEW! 0-19 healthy child programme service specification guidance is now live. Please cascade to colleagues