Children’s social care is a genuine conundrum.
The big Budget announcements for local government may have already been made.
Today I am delighted to be unveiling our new trailblazer programme, which will provide bespoke support for councils to develop and deliver innovative local solutions to child obesity in their area.
Vulnerable children are being excluded from school and let down when held in custody or secured settings
‘We must find the real story in service failure’Subscription
Most people don’t look beyond the headline of service failure. They should
As the adage goes, children are our future. But if we remain in a reactive spending cycle on acute services, we aren’t giving them or ourselves much of a chance.
Despite the temptation, we should not begrudge the NHS in getting its new settlement, but instead consider where we as local authorities now stand.
As some of the more radical voices in the RSA will regretfully attest, I have become a wishy-washy moderate to my core.
Treasury must invest in early help services for vulnerable children and families so as to create a more sustainable financial future for local councils
The Independent Press Standards Organisation upheld our compliant against an article in The Times, but it could make changes to its approach so as to better protect others in the foster system