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School transport under threat as bill set to rise to £1.2 billion by 2024

Unsustainable costs and demand pressures are set to push councils’ bill for providing free home to school transport to £1.2 billion a year by 2024, new analysis by the LGA reveals.

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LGA responds to RNIB report on education for blind children

“This report provides further evidence of the immense pressures councils continue to face in supporting children who are blind or visually impaired as well as other pupils with special educational needs and disabilities."

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800 per cent increase in child modern slavery referrals made by councils

The rapid year-on-year increase in child referrals is further evidence of the current huge pressures on children’s services. Alongside that, the rising number of adult victims is adding to demand for housing and adult social care.

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LGA responds to Secretary of State for Education announcement on adoption

Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board Cllr Judith Blake, responds to an announcement by the Secretary of State for Education about reforms to the Adoption Support Fund.

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Queen's speech: LGA responds to serious violence bill

“We support a public health approach to tackling serious violent crime, which has become an increasing priority for councils."

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LGA responds to Domestic Abuse Bill and new statutory duty on councils

“There needs to be a greater focus on prevention and early intervention measures to tackle the root causes, support more victims, and stop domestic abuse occurring in the first place."


LGA responds to £250 million investment in cultural infrastructure

“This funding will help libraries and museums to adapt, reach even wider audiences, and continue their roles at the heart of the community."


LGA responds to report recommending new approach to tackling extremism

“The Government needs to ensure councils are sufficiently resourced and funded to tackle extremism in the long-term, and use the forthcoming Queen’s Speech and next year’s Spending Review to do so.”


LGA responds to NHS Providers 'The state of the NHS provider sector' report

“Adequate funding for public health services, which are provided by councils, is equally important. Public health plays a vital role in promoting and improving wellbeing, preventing ill health and reducing health inequalities."

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Toxic skin lightening creams warning amid industry boom

“Skin creams containing banned ingredients are very dangerous and could seriously damage your health, scar you for life and even kill you, so they should be avoided at all costs."