Articles from Local Government Association (LGA)

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:

LOCAL SERVICES FACE ALMOST £6.5 BILLION FUNDING GAP BY 2025

Local services in England face an overall funding gap of almost £6.5 billion by 2025, new analysis by the Local Government Association ahead of the Budget reveals today (6 Mar).

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