8 September 2016
Council leaders are calling today for a ban on independent fostering agencies using "golden hellos" to entice foster carers away from local authorities, a practice which contributes to the increasing cost of fostering services and reduces the amount of money available to help society's most vulnerable children.
14 September 2016
Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to statements made by the Education Secretary Justine Greening at the Education Select Committee.
16 September 2016
More powers are needed to make sure children being home educated are receiving a good education, and to help tackle illegal schools, council leaders say today
18 October 2016
Data released today highlights the scale of the challenge faced by civil servants responsible for academies, along with better performance of council-maintained schools compared to academies in all areas of the country.
13 September 2016
Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the LGA's Asylum, Refugee and Migration Task Group, responds to the report from the National Audit Office on the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme.
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