"Councils are clear that the Government should provide additional and ongoing funding to meet this need, otherwise councils may not be able to meet their statutory duties and children with high needs or disabilities could miss out on a mainstream education."
“Councils must be given the resources they need to work with young people and prevent their involvement in crime in the first place, rather than simply picking up the pieces after offences have been committed."
“We are pleased that the Government has listened to the concerns of the LGA, local councils and our partners across the public sector and decided against the introduction of mandatory reporting of child abuse."
"Councils are committed to ensuring that parents have access to high quality, flexible childcare so that all children get the best start in life, and have been working closely with local providers to try to make sure enough spaces are available for those who need them."
Every secondary school in the country should be given the funding to offer independent mental health counselling to all pupils amid growing concerns that children and young people are being forced to wait up to 18 months for vital support.
“The Government has been warned repeatedly that ongoing funding cuts, including the £2billion gap that councils face by 2020, have left them struggling to provide the support that vulnerable children and families need."