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LGA responds to EPI report on off-rolling

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to a report by the Education Policy Institute on unexplained pupil exits from schools.


LGA responds to children securing primary school places

“Every child should have a fair chance of getting into their parents’ preferred school and councils and schools work extremely hard to try and ensure that as many pupils as possible are allocated their first preference.”


LGA responds to Which? research on product safety

"It is vital that the Government and partners work with councils so that they continue to retain timely access to information on unsafe product alerts."


LGA responds to Government announcement on landlord evictions

“Housing security is critical for the health and wellbeing of families and everyone deserves a safe, secure and affordable place to call home."


LGA responds to latest figures on teenage pregnancies

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to latest ONS figures published today on teenage pregnancies in England and Wales for 2017.


LGA responds to youth charter announcement

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to an announcement by the Government that it will develop a youth charter to support young people.

Teenage girls

Response to Children's Commissioner report on children's mental health spending

“Children’s services face a funding gap of £3.1 billion by 2025 while public health services, which also help children get the best start in life, have seen cuts of £700 million."


LGA responds to early communications skills funding announcement

“Councils are absolutely determined to make sure that children get the best start in life, and it’s positive that some areas will receive funding to provide additional support to families and improve children’s early communication skills."


LGA responds to Hamptons International Housing Report

"The last time the country built more than 250,000 homes in a year, in the 1970s, councils built around 40 per cent of them."

Fizzy drinks

One year on: soft drinks levy needs to go beyond the school gate

Children’s health would be better protected if money raised from the soft drinks levy was spent on local priorities such as playgrounds, activities and afterschool clubs to combat child obesity.