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LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on children deprived of their liberty

"Every child in a secure placement will receive significant support from their council to make sure that they are safe, that their needs are being met and to ensure that they are only in that placement for as long as is necessary and appropriate."

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Children's care cash crisis: nine in 10 councils pushed into the red

Severe funding shortages for social services that protect vulnerable children have pushed nearly nine in 10 councils into the red, new LGA analysis relveals.

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LGA: Biggest increase in children on child protection plans in four years

Council leaders say these figures prove why it is vital the Chancellor announces new funding for children’s services in Monday’s Autumn Budget.

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LGA responds to Government vision for fostering and children's social 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 Ofsted's children's social care data

Protecting children and helping them to get the very best in life is one of the most important things that councils do and it is positive that the proportion of children’s services departments rated good or outstanding has increased

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LGA responds to DfE boarding school announcement

“This initiative provides another option for social workers considering what would work best for individual children and families.“

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LGA responds to Action for Children's 'Revolving Door' report

"This report rightly recognises the increased pressures facing local authorities when it comes to protecting vulnerable children."

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Children's social care at breaking point, council leaders warn

Growing demand for support has lead to 75 per cent of councils in England overspending on their children’s services budgets by more than half a billion pounds.