23 October 2014
Headteachers should be allowed to follow a ‘common sense' approach to allowing parents to take children out of school during term-time.
23 October 2014
The Department of Health (DH) has released several documents relating to the Care Act reforms in 2015/16. These include a final Impact Assessment, a final set of Regulations and Guidance, and the Government's response to the regulations and guidance consultation.
23 October 2014
The LGA has released a statement in response to NHS England setting out its five-year plan in a document entitled, 'Forward View'.
22 October 2014
"... the benefits of devolving powers to local areas in England are simply too big to ignore, " says LGA Chair, Councillor David Sparks, as he responds to the publication of the RSA's Cities Growth Commission report. Read the LGA's full media release for more detail.
17 October 2014
Read the comments of Councillor Jeremy Hilton, Chair of the LGA's Fire Services Management Committee, as he responds to the DCLG announcement today that fire and rescue authorities will share a £75 million fund for 37 projects to help ensure better and more efficient front-line services for the public.
15 October 2014
Access this resource related to care and support reform. It sets out the learning and development resources, practice guidance and practical tools available to support the social care sector, as well as those currently in development.
13 October 2014
This new LGA resource on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) aims to help councils raise awareness of FGM within their own organisation, with their local partners and their communities.
- Children and young people
- Community safety
- Culture, tourism and sport
- Economy and transport
- Environment, planning and housing
- European and International
- Finance and localism
- Health, Adult social care and ageing
Female Genital mutilation is a serious form of child abuse and violence against women and girls. Councils have a key statutory role to play in safeguarding children and protecting the health and wellbeing of all women and girls.
The LGA produced a range of resources to help councils tackle child sexual exploitation in their area.
The LGA commissioned NfER to analyse the 2013 GCSE results for academies and maintained schools.
A suite of new guidance commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) has been published
The LGA and Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) are offering a workshop in Newcastle on 30 October to hear from good practice and discuss implications for future apprenticeships policy.
The LGA report, 'Our ambition for children and young people' aims to support a radical rewiring of local public services. It sets out four high level ambitions and groups 'core measures' underneath them.
The LGA is the national voice of local government. We work with councils to support, promote and improve local government.
Our key priorities are:
- Funding for local government
- Economic growth, jobs and housing
- Public service reform
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