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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.

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.

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.

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LGA position paper: principles underpinning good careers advice and guidance

Five guiding principles underpinning a good careers system for all ages

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Healthy beginnings: Giving our children the best start in life

Giving children a healthy start in life is one of the most important jobs councils do and we all have a duty to make sure that children, along with their mums and dads, have access to the services they need.

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Healthy futures: supporting and promoting the health needs of looked after children

This document contains seven case studies of positive initiatives in local authorities around the country.