LGA board chief: let councils solve children's services challenges

Derren Hayes
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Richard Watts, chair of the Local Government Association's children and young people board, says councils must be given freedoms to overcome a crisis in funding, recruitment and excessive demand across children's social care.

Richard Watts says councils need sufficient funding and powers to discharge their education support responsibilities. Picture: Islington Council
Richard Watts says councils need sufficient funding and powers to discharge their education support responsibilities. Picture: Islington Council

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