Further closures of children's centres 'inevitable' Subscription
Latest figures show spending has fallen by nearly 25%
Report calls for a “step-change” in DfE’s understanding of performance and cost variations
Lawyers wanted: Legal workforce on the rise Subscription
LGC research finds councils are beefing up their legal departments to cope with the complexities of the modern local government landscape
Warning as child health visitor numbers plummetSubscription
The government must reverse cuts to council’s public health budgets in the forthcoming spending review to help address a fall in the number of children’s health visitors and protect young infants, the Local Government Association has warned.
New evaluation suggests every £1 spent on Troubled Families delivers £2.28 in benefit to the economy.
Housing and communities secretary says he is committed to
County sees off SEND children's budget challengeSubscription
High court rules council did not have a duty to consult on budget proposals
Digest: Local welfare assistance payouts fall by 75% Subscription
New research by the Children’s Society finds fewer than 200,000 applications were granted nationwide in 2017-18
The shadow children’s and families minister has resigned after defying the party whip and voting against a second Brexit referendum.
Mutli-agency units will be established following £100m cash injection