Briefings and responses

On behalf of its membership, the cross-party LGA regularly submits to Government consultations, briefs parliamentarians and responds to a wide range of parliamentary inquiries. Our recent responses to government consultations and parliamentary briefings can be found here.

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Debate on the affordability and availability of childcare, House of Commons, 21 February 2023

Challenges caused by the systematic underfunding of early years provision are being exacerbated by the rising cost of living and inflationary pressures. This is negatively impacting the financial viability of early years providers and the quality of, and access to, childcare provision.

Debate on the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care

Councils want to do all they can to keep children and young people safe and to help them to thrive.

Independent Review of Children’s Social Care – LGA initial view, May 2022

This briefing outlines key headlines from the review and the initial LGA view.

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parenting principles within the Children and Social Work Act 2017, and welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft guidance on their implementation.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


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