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Support for care leavers resource guide

Support for care leavers

Striking out into the world on your own for the first time is exciting and daunting for all of us. The opportunity to carve your own path and the newfound independence is a huge draw.

Bright Futures: getting the best for 30 years

Bright Futures: getting the best for 30 years

Our new plan builds on Bright Futures’ successes and focusses our efforts for the coming year.

Improving transition from children to adult mental health services COVER

Improving transition from children to adult mental health services

For the LGA, good mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and adults is an absolute priority. Councils have responsibilities for children’s mental health through their children’s and public health services, as well as their role on health and wellbeing boards and as local system leaders.

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Corporate parenting resource pack

Looking after and protecting children and young people isn’t just up to the lead member or director of children’s services – we need everyone looking out for our most vulnerable children and young people, and every councillor has a role to play in embedding the corporate parenting principles and doing all they can to support children in care to live meaningful and fulfilling lives. 

CSR

Children's Social Care Budgets

In February 2019, the Local Government Association (LGA) invited all lead members for children’s services in England to complete a short survey about the current pressures facing children’s social care in their local areas.

Engaging with schools and communities to support inclusive teaching of RSE COVER

Engaging with schools and communities to support inclusive teaching of RSE

This briefing provides top tips, helpful resources and case studies from seven councils, showcasing just a small selection of positive approaches going on across the country.

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Explaining Variation in Spending – Children’s Services

This report details an analysis by the LGA Research and Information team to try to explain why some councils spend more on children’s services per young person than others.

Research
Early Help Resource Pack

Early Help Resource Pack

A resource to help all councillors to better understand their own local offer and how they can look at the role of evidence in developing and improving early help services.

Your first ten days as a lead member for children's services COVER

Your first ten days as a lead member for children's services

This guide is intended to help provide some structure to your first few days in office, and to cut through some of the initial ‘noise’, so that you can focus on what’s important straight away, and what you need to be thinking about going forward.