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