“With recent research carried out by the LGA revealing that just 20 per cent of people know that their LEP exists or what it is responsible for, this report shows that councils are right to be concerned that the Government does not fully recognise the stretched capacity of individual LEPs to carry out their work or meet new governance standards."
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to The Children’s Society report on exploitation of children through ‘county lines’ drug dealing operations.
Millions of people living in rural England are at risk of being “left behind” and missing out on their fair share of future prosperity following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, council leaders warn today.
“By sharing resources and information, councils can reflect on their own performance at the same time as learning from other local authority experiences. This process will enable councils to prepare for continued challenges that they will face.”
“This significant report echoes many of our own calls for adult social care to be given a long-term, sustainable funding settlement for the benefit of the millions of people who use and work in these services."
“Councils have pulled out all the stops to protect children’s budgets but are now being forced to cut funding for vital services such as early intervention support, leaving some children having to reach crisis point before they get help."