Briefings and responses

On behalf of its members, the cross-party LGA regularly briefs parliamentarians of all political affiliations on issues of concern and relevance to local government ahead of debates in Parliament. The most recent of these can be found here, as can the LGA's written responses to parliamentary inquiries, such as those held by Select Committees.

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Supporting unaccompanied children | House of Lords

Councils have an excellent track record in welcoming unaccompanied children for many years and continue to work hard to support the many programmes for refugees and asylum seekers in current operation.

Backbench business debate on refugees and unaccompanied asylum seeking children

Councils, working with central government, national partners and regional bodies, have shown great leadership in building additional capacity for children from the Calais camp at fast pace

Child poverty | Westminster Hall debate

Every resident has the right to a good quality of life, and to aspire to improve their circumstances regardless of their background or where they live.

Childcare Bill

Local government plays an important role in providing support to children in their early years.

Childhood Obesity Strategy | Backbench Business Committee Debate

Local government has a huge, central role to play in tackling this problem.

Children and Social Work Bill

Key summary points and briefings for local government on the Child and Social Work Bill.

Children in care | House of Commons

Finding loving homes for children is one of the most important jobs that councils do.

Children's Oral Health, House of Lords debate, Thursday 18 January 2018

The latest annual data on NHS spending in 2016/17 reveals there were 42,911 extractions of multiple teeth in under 18s in England at a cost of £36.2 million.

Children's social care in England Briefing - House of Commons, 9 October 2018

Making sure all children and young people have the bright future they deserve is a key ambition of every council. Councils want all young people to be able to enjoy their lives, reach their full potential and make a good transition to adulthood with good health and wellbeing.

Children’s services funding, May 2018

This briefing sets out the LGA’s key messages on the subject and our analysis of council revenue account budgets.

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