A new survey, carried out by ComRes on behalf of the LGA, has found that the overwhelming majority of MPs (84 per cent) and Peers (76 per cent) believe additional funding should go to councils’ adult social care budgets to help tackle the funding crisis facing services.
Social care has saved the NHS almost £60 million in the past year by reducing the number of delayed transfers of care, according to new analysis by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.
Thousands of children face missing out on a secondary school place in the next five years, with more than half of all councils in England at risk of not being able to meet demand, according to new analysis by the LGA.
A report by the National Association of Head Teachers has found that 94 per cent of schools are finding it harder to meet the needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) than they did two years ago.
Rugby Borough Council launched an apprenticeship programme to recruit and develop young people.
A quarter of the children that leave care go to ‘permanent’ new homes, with either adoptive parents or special guardians assuming parental responsibility.
Eleven local authority areas have been awarded government funding to help them provide ‘trusted’ adults to support children at risk of sexual abuse or of being drawn into criminality.
Central and local government should be able to capture more of the increase in the value of land that occurs when planning permission is granted, to help pay for new local infrastructure and affordable housing.