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LGA response to the DfE and DHSC Green Paper consultation 'Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision’

Every child deserves to look forward to a bright future. For that to be the reality, we must ensure practical steps are taken to create a society where good mental health is treated as just as important as good physical health.

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Don't be left in the dark: children and young people's mental health

An overview of the challenges facing mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people.

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Delivering children's centre services

Children's centres allow families to access the help they need to handle those early challenges, help to tackle inequalities, and give children a healthy start.

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Enabling school improvement

While the council role in education continues to evolve, one thing that has remained constant is the vital role that councils play in driving school improvement to ensure that children, young people and their families all have access to a good school place.

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Making obesity everybody’s business: A whole systems approach to obesity

Obesity is considered to be one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Without action, the health of individuals will continue to suffer, health inequalities associated with obesity will remain and the economic and social costs will increase to unsustainable levels.

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Working with schools to improve the health of school-aged children

While the health of older people gets lots of attention in the debate about the future of the NHS and the ageing population, there has been a host of warnings about the state of children’s health too.

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Bright Futures – getting the best for children, young people and families

Our 7-point plan for coordinated action across the public, community and voluntary sectors, to help offer the brightest future for children and families.

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Corporate parenting resource pack

Being a corporate parent means doing everything we can for every child in the council’s care – and every care leaver – to give them the opportunities that other children get.

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Support for care leavers resource pack

As corporate parents to care leavers, it’s our job to make sure that these young people are ready for what’s next, know they’re supported as they take those first steps into independence.

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Get in on the Act: Children and Social Work Act 2017

Find out more about the Children and Social Work Act 2017, which aims to improve support for looked after children, promote safeguarding, and make provisions about the regulation of social workers.