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#BleakHouses CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER REPORT ON HOMELESS CHILDREN

LGA RESPONDS TO CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER REPORT ON HOMELESS CHILDREN

Government publishes consultation to improve transparency around local authority run schools

As part of a drive to make financial reporting across all types of schools more consistent, the Department for Education has today (Wednesday 17 July) invited views from across the education system on applying some of the financial measures used in academies to local authority run schools.

GOVERNMENT URGED TO TOUGHEN UP HOME EDUCATION PLANS

The Government’s plans to introduce a compulsory register for home-educated children risk failing children’s safety unless councils are given the powers to enter a premises to check on a child’s schooling, councils warn today.

LGA RESPONDS TO NDNA NURSERY WORKFORCE RESEARCH

Responding to research by the National Day Nurseries Association which reveals the number of qualified nursery practitioners has fallen, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, said:

COLD WATER SHOCK DANGERS NEED INCLUDING IN LESSONS #DrowningPreventionWeek

For #DrowningPreventionWeek, @nadhimzahawi visited St Peter's Eaton Square Primary School to learn vital water safety skills with @RLSSUK 🏊For free resources 👉 https://t.co/6mH8lRnZCT pic.twitter.com/LoHCYQOdLS

EARLY YEARS ALLIANCE REPORT ON NURSERIES FUNDING GAP

Responding to a report from Early Years Alliance, which has found nurseries in poor areas face potential closure, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said:

SEND CRISIS: 130 EXTRA CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS BEING SUPPORTED BY COUNCILS EVERY DAY

More than 130 extra children and young people with special needs are being supported by councils every day, new figures reveal, prompting calls for government funding to tackle a growing “national special needs emergency”.

Council-Maintained Schools More Likely To Be Good Or Outstanding Than Academies

Schools which remain with their council are more likely to keep a good or outstanding Ofsted rating than those which become an academy, a new report by the Local Government Association reveals today.

CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER REPORT ON CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SPENDING

Responding to a report by the Children’s Commissioner on local area spending on low level children’s mental health services, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, said:

CONCERNS OVER £10 MILLION TO BE SPENT ON NATIONAL CITIZEN SERVICE BRAND REFRESH

Millions of pounds are to be spent on a brand refresh for the Government’s National Citizen Service (NCS), despite calls from councils for some of the scheme’s funding to be devolved to plug £300 million cuts to local youth services.

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