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

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to the Children’s Commissioner’s annual Stability Index for children in care.

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LGA responds to The Education Policy Institute's annual report on the state of education in England

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to a report from The Education Policy Institute on educational attainment between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

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LGA responds to CIPD report on under-investment in training

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s People and Places Board, responds to the report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development into employers’ under-investment in training.

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LGA responds to County Council Network SEND funding analysis

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA’s Children and Young People Board, responds to a report by County Council Network on the special educational needs funding crisis.

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LGA responds to DFE consultation on transparency in local authority-run schools

“It is wrong to suggest that academies have more transparency and accountability than council maintained schools."

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Government urged to toughen up home education plans

​​​​​​​The Government’s plans to introduce a compulsory register for home-educated children risk failing children’s safety unless councils are given the powers to enter a premises to check on a child’s schooling, councils warn today.

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LGA responds to Coram family and childcare's annual survey on holiday childcare

“We urge the Government to use the upcoming Spending Review to invest vital funding into making sure parents and carers can access the right childcare when they need it.”

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Obesity crisis: Type 2 diabetes in children up by nearly half in five years

“Childhood obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges we face and these figures are yet another sad indictment of how we have collectively failed as a society to tackle it"

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LGA responds to Action for Children 150th anniversary report

"Councils have worked hard to protect vulnerable children and families from the full scale of cuts, but children’s services face a £3.1 billion funding gap by 2025 just to stand still and public health services, which also help children get the best start in life, have seen cuts of £700 million."

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LGA responds to National Deaf Children’s Society report on radio aids

Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, responds to the National Deaf Children’s Society report on councils providing radio aids for children.