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LGA responds to Children's Commissioner briefing

“Councils have been working closely with schools throughout the coronavirus pandemic to ensure they remain open for vulnerable children and families, and where needed, councils have delivered vital IT equipment for children."

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LGA responds to Children's Society report

“The Government needs to use the forthcoming Spending Review to ensure councils have long-term, sustainable funding to invest in preventative, universal and early help services so children, young people and families receive the practical, emotional, educational and mental health support they need, as soon as they need it.”

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LGA responds to schools funding increase

“Councils continue to face immense demand pressures in providing vital care and support for children and young people with SEND and are running increasing deficits on their high needs budgets which finance SEND services."

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LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on early years

“Councils support calls for a review of the early years system and we are pleased the Commissioner is reinforcing our calls for long-term investment in councils’ public health and early intervention services."

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LGA responds to children's health review announcement

“We share the commitment of the review to reduce inequalities and to ensure that every child has the best possible start in life."

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LGA responds to ADCS report on impact of COVID-19 on children and young people

“The real challenge for children’s services is yet to come."

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LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on lost generation of teenagers

"Councils share the Commissioner’s concerns about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on vulnerable teenagers."

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LGA responds to the Government’s return to school plan

"Councils want all children to return to school to continue with their education and we also want to work with the Government, education leaders and schools to make sure the national effort is a success."

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LGA responds to Early Years Alliance report

“Having enough childcare places will be essential to support families and get the economy moving again, while supporting children’s development and getting them ready for school."

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LGA responds to DfE school attendance figures

“Councils have a legal duty to ensure capacity but need powers to open new schools or direct academies to expand. This is the best way to ensure as many children as possible get the places they want.”