9 October 2014
On 23 September the LGA hosted a learning event to discuss the challenges and experiences of the Single Inspection Framework (SIF) for children's services.
30 September 2014
Read Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, on the DfE's first statistical release on children looked after in England.
10 September 2014
Although female genital mutilation (FGM) has been illegal in the United Kingdom for decades, it is only now that we are starting to openly talk about it and how we can work towards eliminating it.
18 September 2014
The first annual report of the national panel of independent experts on Serious Case Reviews has now been published.
The 2004 Children Act made local authorities responsible for ensuring and overseeing the effective delivery of services for children, working closely with others. They must also promote children's welfare and well-being as defined by the five outcomes.
The LGA works with local authorities, including lead members for children's services, to deliver better outcomes for children and young people.
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In this section:
Issues affecting safeguarding of children.
Issues affecting the prevention of child sexual exploitation.
Issues affecting the prevention of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Issues affecting looked-after children.
Issues affecting adoption and fostering.
Improvement and innovation in children's social care.
22 August 2014