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LGA responds to report on schools tackling youth mental health crisis

"We need to develop a system that says yes, rather than no, to children when they ask for help."

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Six classrooms worth of children placed on child protection plans every day

More than 180 children are placed on child protection plans every day to keep them safe from harm.

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LGA responds to EPI report on school performance

"What is more important to councils than the type of school is that every child gets the education they deserve and that will serve them best."

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LGA responds to latest school offer statistics

“Since 2010 councils have created more than 800,000 extra new places, and more than 85 per cent of these were in schools rated by Ofsted as good or outstanding."

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LGA responds to Care Crisis Review report

"We are pleased that the review backs our call for the Government to plug the funding gap facing children’s services which will reach almost £2 billion by 2020."

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LGA responds to children's commissioner report on public spending on children

Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, responds to analysis commissioned by the Children’s Commissioner of public spending on children.

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LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on children in care

“Ninety children a day entered care in the last year, and councils saw the biggest annual increase of children in care since 2010."

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LGA responds to ONS figures on teenage pregnancies

Cllr Linda Thomas, Vice Chair of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to quarterly figures on teenage pregnancies in England and Wales, published today by the Office for National Statistics.

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LGA responds to special educational needs funding announcement

"This should not be a one-off cash injection and needs to be significant, on-going and sustainable funding, otherwise councils may not be able to meet their statutory duties and many children could miss out on a mainstream education."

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LGA: Ministers urged to tackle academy finances

"We urge the Government to get faltering academy finances under control, or allow councils to step in and oversee them, as they do with council-maintained schools that face financial challenges."