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.
22 March 2017
Chairman of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, responds to figures from the Office for National Statistics, which show that the rate of teenage pregnancies in England has fallen.
1 March 2017
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to an announcement by the Government that sex and relationship education is to be made compulsory in all secondary schools.
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.
Public Health England has published a Framework for Supporting Young Mothers and Fathers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
0-19 healthy child programme service specification guidance