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Centralised Skills System Causing Nationwide Skills Mismatch

#Skills2030 - 6M People Could Be Left Behind By £120 billion #SkillsMismatch Caused By Centralised #SkillsSystem Six million people in England risk being without a job or in work they are over-qualified for by 2030, new research for the Local Government Association suggests today (16 Jan).

Number of young people not in education, employment or training has fallen

@LGAcomms Response to @ONS #NEET Figures Responding to the Office of National Statistics figures on young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs),

PRIVATE CHILDREN’S SOCIAL CARE COMPANY DEBTS PUTTING CHILDREN’S CARE AT RISK

Six of the 10 largest independent groups of providers of children’s residential and fostering placements had more debts and liabilities than tangible assets last year raising concerns about their viability, "Profit making and Risk in Independent Children’s Social Care Placement Providers" research published by the Local Government Association reveals today.

Youth carers feeling lonely and stressed over the Christmas period

LGA RESPONDS TO ACTION FOR CHILDREN REPORT ON YOUTH CARERS Responding to an Action for Children report on youth carers feeling lonely and stressed over the Christmas period, Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board said:

THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE MISSING OUT ON VITAL CAREERS SUPPORT

School pupils and college students will miss out on a government programme designed to prepare children for life after school or higher education, councils warn today.

Ofsted voice concerns that an increasing number of families of children with complex needs are being encouraged to educate their children at home

LGA RESPONDS TO OFSTED REPORT ON HOME EDUCATIONResponding to a report by Ofsted on their concerns families of children with special educational needs are being encouraged to educate their child at home, Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said: 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT OMBUDSMAN REPORT ON EDUCATION, HEALTH AND CARE PLANS

Today, Friday 4 October, the local government ombudsman published a report on the quality of services for #SEND (special educational needs and disabilities).

Children’s Commissioner launches children’s manifesto calling on political parties to back six pledges to transform life chances for kids

LGA RESPONDS TO CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER’S MANIFESTO Responding to the Children’s Commissioner launching a children’s manifesto calling on political parties to back six pledges to transform life chances for kids, Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said:

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.

With two-thirds of secondary schools now academies councils have no powers to open more secondary schools or direct academies to expand

COUNCILS BOOST SCHOOL PLACES BUT SECONDARY CRISIS LOOMS NEXT YEAR Thousands of desperately needed new secondary school places have now been created by councils but parents and children still face the prospect of missing out on a place as early as next year, analysis by the Local Government Association warns today.

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