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Building resilience: how local partnerships are supporting children and young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing

Too many children and young people nationally do not receive the support they need to improve their mental health and wellbeing. There is ample evidence that, despite increased investment in, and policy focus on, mental health services for children and young people, the numbers of children and young people requiring support are going up.

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A whole systems approach to tackling childhood tooth decay

This report contains a whole range of examples of the steps that need to be taken to achieve success. Many of the areas included are places where there have traditionally been high rates of tooth decay, but where significant improvements are now being made.

Chief executives' 'must know' for children's services

Chief executives' 'must know' for children's services

This publication has been shaped by chief executives who are either former directors of children’s services or for other reasons have been closely associated with leading improvement journeys in council children’s services.

Support for care leavers resource guide

Support for care leavers

Striking out into the world on your own for the first time is exciting and daunting for all of us. The opportunity to carve your own path and the newfound independence is a huge draw.

Bright Futures: getting the best for 30 years

Bright Futures: getting the best for 30 years

Our new plan builds on Bright Futures’ successes and focusses our efforts for the coming year.

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Improving transition from children to adult mental health services

For the LGA, good mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and adults is an absolute priority. Councils have responsibilities for children’s mental health through their children’s and public health services, as well as their role on health and wellbeing boards and as local system leaders.

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Corporate parenting resource pack

Looking after and protecting children and young people isn’t just up to the lead member or director of children’s services – we need everyone looking out for our most vulnerable children and young people, and every councillor has a role to play in embedding the corporate parenting principles and doing all they can to support children in care to live meaningful and fulfilling lives. 

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Children's Social Care Budgets

In February 2019, the Local Government Association (LGA) invited all lead members for children’s services in England to complete a short survey about the current pressures facing children’s social care in their local areas.

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Engaging with schools and communities to support inclusive teaching of RSE

This briefing provides top tips, helpful resources and case studies from seven councils, showcasing just a small selection of positive approaches going on across the country.

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Explaining Variation in Spending – Children’s Services

This report details an analysis by the LGA Research and Information team to try to explain why some councils spend more on children’s services per young person than others.

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