13 June 2013
LGA and SOLACE have published a case study report showcasing the work being done by councils up and down the country to support school improvement. It is intended to coincide with the new Ofsted inspection regime for council school improvement support.
11 June 2013
Children's charity Barnado's and the Local Government Association have issued a joint warning that government reforms of the adoption system could adversely impact on children and parents and jeopardise recent improvements.
09 May 2013
Read Councillor David Simmonds response to the Care Leavers Coalition's report ‘Still our children'.
04 April 2013
Children in care would be found a home with adoptive parents more quickly under new plans outlined today to reform the adoption system.
19 April 2013
The review came about after concern from many councils that the new local funding arrangements were having undesirable consequences. We welcome the fact that the Government has instituted the review and hope that this will lead to more flexibility in 2014/15.
We support councils in helping the children, young people and families in their areas achieve the best possible outcomes.
The Children and Young People Board has responsibility for LGA activity on the wellbeing of children and young people, including education, social care and careers.