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LGA responds to YouGov survey of children's teeth brushing habits

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.

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LGA responds to Children’s Commissioner research on children’s mental health 

Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, responds to analysis by the Children’s Commissioner on children’s mental health services.

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LGA responds to HPV extension announcement

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.

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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.

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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 APPG on autism report

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.

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LGA responds to RSPH report on tackling childhood obesity

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a RSPH report on improving the street environment to help tackle childhood obesity.

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LGA responds to Chief Medical Officer's report on childhood obesity

Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, responds to the Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies’ report on childhood obesity.

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LGA responds to Institute of Health Visiting report

“This report is an important contribution to the debate on the future of health visiting and in our joint efforts to improve the delivery of the Government’s Healthy Child Programme."

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LGA responds to latest NCMP statistics on overweight and obese children

“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.”