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Northamptonshire CC’s director of finance has issued a section 114 order, calling a halt to spending at the cash-strapped authority.
Plymouth City Council has agreed to take on full managerial responsibility for the ‘inadequate’ children’s services in Torbay.
Rotherham Council’s children’s services have been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted, following three years of Government intervention in the aftermath of the child sexual exploitation scandal.
Five London boroughs have jointly commissioned a new programme to help vulnerable young people stay out of care.
Councils have been forced to close services designed to spot early signs of child neglect and abuse as they can only afford to help those in crisis, a report has warned today.
Kensington and Chelsea RLBC has asked the Government to water down its oversight at the council following the Grenfell Tower fire in June.
District councils have called for introduction of a new health precept on council tax in order to raise £25m for preventative measures.
A further five powers are due to be returned to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council following improvements by the council.
The Government yesterday announced it will be intervening in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) following the Grenfell Tower disaster.
The pressures facing local authority statutory officers are now greater than ever. Simon Goacher argues that tinkering with protection rules in recent years has undermined these vital positions.