An introduction to the Act and summary of the main issues on which the Local Government Association (LGA) lobbied.
Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges at any stage in a child's life. The aim is to ensure problems do not escalate to become more acute, and more costly, to the detriment of children and families.
Councils Can: 2019 conference paper
This paper sets out the case for a New Localism Settlement for England that empowers councils, as the democratically elected leaders closest to their communities, to take on greater responsibilities for their places.
'The lives we want to lead' – the LGA green paper for adult social care
The local government green paper received more than 540 submissions and the responses made it clear beyond doubt: doing nothing is no longer an option.
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