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Children's care cash crisis: children's centres in fight for survival
Urgent investment needed to halt decline in children's health visitors
LGA responds to Troubled Families Programme evaluation
LGA responds to PAC report on children's social care
“While recent Ofsted reports have been clear that the quality of children’s services is continuing to improve across the country, we agree with the Committee that urgent action is needed to make the sector financially sustainable and ensure that all children are able to access the help they need, when they need it.
Mental health - March 2019
Stevenage Borough Council: public health transformation six years on
This case study shows the excellent work that public health in local government is doing to commission for quality and best value across all areas.
Health visiting: giving children the best start in life
The health visiting service plays a crucial role in giving children the best start in life and councils have embraced the opportunity to make a difference in this key development stage.
Families face the prospect of seeing more children’s centres close in their community after figures analysed by the Local Government Association showed councils have been forced to cut their spending on the service by nearly a quarter in four years.
Hampshire County Council: public health transformation six years on
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