Articles from Local Government Association (LGA)

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.

COUNCILS WARN AGAINST FURTHER YOUTH OFFENDING CUTS #CouncilsCan

Efforts to stop children joining gangs and getting involved in violent crime will be undermined if the Government makes further cuts to the money councils receive to tackle youth offending, town halls warn today.

CHILDREN'S SERVICES FUNDING ANALYSIS

Responding to new analysis by leading children’s charities which reveals funding available for children’s services has fallen by a third per child in England since 2010, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, said:

SPEND ON ASYLUM-SEEKING CHILDREN DOUBLES IN FOUR YEARS

The amount of money spent by councils on providing vital care and support for unaccompanied children seeking asylum has almost doubled in four years, latest figures show.

CIVIC UNIVERSITY COMMISSION REPORT #TrulyCivic

Responding to the report by the Civic University Commission, which sets out the place of universities in civic life, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s People and Places Board, said:

LGA RESPONDS TO CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER REPORT ON CHILDREN EDUCATED AT HOME

Responding to the Children’s Commissioner report on children educated at home, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said:

£8 BILLION FUNDING BLACK HOLE BY 2025

The Local Government Association is today launching its campaign to influence the forthcoming Spending Review by warning about the growing risk to vital local services if the Government does not take action to secure the financial sustainability of councils.

LGA RESPONDS TO EDUCATION SECRETARY’S COMMENTS ON ACADEMIES

Responding to calls from the Education Secretary Damian Hinds for more schools to become an academy, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said:

PAC REPORT ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Responding to a Public Accounts Committee report on mental health services for children and young people, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said:

LGA RESPONDS TO EPI REPORT ON SCHOOL FINANCES

Responding to an Education Policy Institute report on the state of school finances in local authority and academy schools in England, Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said:

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