Independent Review of Children’s Social Care – LGA Initial View, May 2022
This briefing outlines key headlines from the review and the initial LGA view on these; the LGA will work closely with its members over the coming months to expand on these views, and work with members and the Government on the implementation of recommendations to improve children’s social care and ultimately, the experiences and outcomes of children, young people and their families.
LGA responds to Independent Review of Children’s Social Care
"We now want to work quickly with government and partners on identifying elements of the report we can and should swiftly implement, and on planning the medium-to-long term reform process. This must include commitment from across Whitehall to tackle the issues children’s social care cannot solve alone, including access to health services and ending child poverty."
Streetbase Peer Engagement Programme in London Borough of Waltham Forest Council
The Streetbase Peer Engagement programme takes place in Waltham Forest, London. Street-level youth patrol teams, made up of young people aged 16-25, speak to other young people in the borough about their views, needs and opinions.
The Youth Combined Authority is a group of young people who have the role of advising on and scrutinising the work of the mayor and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority on key issues and concerns of young people in the community.
Young people's involvement in the Pan London Care Leavers Offer
The Pan London Care Leavers Offer forms part of the work by the Association of London Directors of Children’s Services (ALDCS) and is led by a strategic working group of policy makers from ALDCS, London Councils, Partnership for Young London (PYL) and The Greater London Authority.
Newham council has developed an intensive youth support offer via the Youth Empowerment Service, which provides intensive youth support alongside the multi-agency and advocacy for young people up to age 25 at risk of exploitation and harm.