29 May 2014
New statutory guidance on children who run away or go missing from home or care was published in January 2014.
29 April 2014
The 'Keeping children safe in education guidance' has now been published and sets out clearly who needs to do what and whether the action is a 'should' or a 'must'.
29 July 2014
The LGA has surveyed assistant directors and heads of Children's Social Care on FGM referrals, the source of these referrals, and how councils currently respond.
3 June 2014
The DfE has recently published new guidance to councils on local policies on the delegation of day-to-day decision making from social workers to those caring for looked-after children.
29 April 2014
The Adoption Leadership Board has appointed Sir Martin Narey as its independent Chair, accountable to the Children's Minister Edward Timpson MP.
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