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.

Children and Young People Board

100 days campaign

Investing in our nation: the first 100 days of the next government

Our 'Hidden talents' campaign

Hidden talents – Young people's participation in work and learning

In this section:

Safeguarding children

Issues affecting safeguarding of children.


Child sexual exploitation

Issues affecting the prevention of child sexual exploitation.



Issues affecting the prevention of female genital mutilation (FGM).


Looked-after children

Issues affecting looked-after children.



Issues affecting adoption and fostering.


Improvement and innovation

Improvement and innovation in children's social care.


5 February 2015


Knowledge Hub by Capacity Grid logo

22 October 2015