Articles from Local Government Association (LGA)

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).

Additional funding £31 million for unaccompanied asylum seeking children announced

@LGAcomms responds to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children funding announcement  Responding to the Government’s funding announcement to provide councils with £31 million to support unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC), Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Asylum, Migration and Refugee Task Group, said: 

LGA RESPONDS TO CRISIS REPORT ON RISE IN HOMELESSNESS

@LGAcomms RESPONDS TO CRISIS REPORT ON RISE IN HOMELESSNESS

LGA RESPONDS TO ONS FIGURES SHOWING ANNUAL RISE IN NEETS

@LGAcomms RESPONDS TO ONS FIGURES SHOWING ANNUAL RISE IN NEETs Latest figures from the ONS show there were an estimated 771,000 young people (aged 16 to 24 years) in the UK who were not in education, employment or training (NEET) in January to March 2020 – an annual increase of 6,000 compared with January to March 2019.

SCHOOLS REOPENING PLANS

LGA STATEMENT: SCHOOLS REOPENING PLANS

LGA: COUNCILS NEED POWERS TO CLOSE SCHOOLS WITH NEW CLUSTERS OF COVID-19

Councils will need the power to close schools or nurseries if testing indicates clusters of new COVID-19 cases, the @LGAcomms says today. Councils are working with all schools to try and get children back safely as soon as possible. The LGA said there are concerns about how schools will be able to impose strict social distancing measures, particularly with younger and more vulnerable children, which pose a potential threat to staff and other children’s families if they take the virus home with them.

LGA RESPONDS TO NSPCC WARNING ON UNREPORTED CHILD ABUSE

Responding to the NSPCC survey on concerns about unreported child abuse during the coronavirus crisis, Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said:

LGA RESPONDS TO SOCIAL CARE CORONAVIRUS PLAN

Responding to the Government’s announcement of its social care plan for dealing with coronavirus, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:

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.

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