Cllr Nick Forbes, Senior Vice Chair of the Local Government Association, responds to a survey by YouGov commissioned by Playbrush showing that three in five parents in Britain say their children brush their teeth for 90 seconds or less, below the two minutes recommended by dentists.
Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the Public Health England announcement that the HPV vaccine will be extended to boys from this September.
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.
Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to an All-Party Parliamentary Group on Autism report which calls for better support and services for people with autism in England.
“Unless we solve this crisis, today’s obese children will become tomorrow’s obese adults whose years of healthy life will be shortened by a whole host of health problems including diabetes, cancer and heart disease.”
Responding to a report by the Children’s Commissioner on the state of children’s mental health services, Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said:
“This report supports our call for greater investment in the services that help children have mentally healthy childhoods and reduce the pressure on the services that treat mental illness in children. Supporting children early on to reduce the need for clinical interventions means more can receive help when they need it, rather than waiting until they are unwell.
“Waiting too long for