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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LGA Briefing: Supporting children in need into adulthood, House of Commons, 6 September 2018

Making sure all children and young people have the bright future they deserve is a key ambition of every council.

Westminster Hall Debate on foster care, House of Commons - 14 March 2018

Helping children and young people to fulfil their potential is a key ambition of all councils, but our children’s services are under increasing pressure.

Response to DfE consultation on changes to statutory guidance 'Working Together to Safeguard Children', new 'child death review' guidance, and new regulations

The LGA welcomes the principle of greater flexibility for local areas to design multi-agency arrangements that work best for their local circumstances, but we have long argued that this flexibility must be couched within a robust regulatory framework to ensure consistency of quality and effectiveness. Unfortunately, we believe that the provisions outlined in the consultation fall some way short of this ambition

LGA response to the DfE consultation ‘Corporate parenting, the local offer and personal adviser support’, November 2017

The LGA supports the corporate parenting principles within the Children and Social Work Act 2017, and welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft guidance on their implementation.

Fostering stocktake submission: 18 June 2017

This stocktake is a positive opportunity to review current services and make sure that the system is working as well as possible, and in particular we appreciate the constructive dialogue that the DfE has already instigated with the sector.

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.

Childcare Bill

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

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