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LGA responds to APPG inquiry into missing children

“Funding pressures alongside soaring demand for care are preventing councils from investing in the accommodation and support options at the level they need in order to provide the best and most appropriate help for all children and young people."

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LGA responds to RSPH report on tackling childhood obesity

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a RSPH report on improving the street environment to help tackle childhood obesity.

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LGA responds to National Audit Office's SEND report

Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, Cllr Judith Blake, responds to a report by the National Audit Office on the need to review the education of children with special educational needs.

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LGA responds to APPG on autism report

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, responds to an All-Party Parliamentary Group on Autism report which calls for better support and services for people with autism in England.

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LGA responds to Children's Commissioner's manifesto

"We look forward to the review into SEND services and hope that this will lead to increased and sustained funding for this area.”

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LGA responds to SEND review announcement by Government

“This cross-government review of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) support is good news and is what the LGA has previously called for."

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LGA responds to Government announcement for SEND funding

Responding to an announcement by the Department of Education about an extra £700 million for children with special educational needs, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Children and Young People Board, said: "It is great that the Government has acted on the LGA’s call for a significant funding boost for services that support children with special educational needs next year. "Councils want to ensure every child gets the best education possible and that every parent can choose the sort of education setting they want for their child. "This funding will help councils meet unprecedented demand

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LGA responds to annual Children's Society report on childhood wellbeing

“Councils strive to make sure that every child gets the best start and is able to go on and live a healthy, safe and prosperous life, despite seeing more than 560 cases of children with mental health conditions every day – an increase of more than 50 per cent in just four years."

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LGA – give mainstream schools incentives to support pupils with special needs

Mainstream schools should be incentivised to take in more children with special needs, to ensure the country offers a more inclusive education system, say councils.

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Children's care crisis: councils forced to overspend almost £800m on children's social care

Councils are in a unique position of being able to make the real and effective change needed locally that will ultimately help to solve some of the biggest problems the nation is facing and changing the lives of their communities.