9.4 Local Authorities

Local Authorities have statutory responsibilities for children and young people in relation to Children’s Services, implementing the Every Child Matters Agenda including Safeguarding, Education and Housing. Unitary authorities (including London boroughs) are responsible for all of these services in some counties there are County Councils who are responsible for Children’s Services and Education and district councils are responsible for housing.

Documents in the section will be themed in the following way

•    Children’s Services (Health and Social Care)

•    Education

•    Housing

For information regarding to local authority partnerships such as the Local Strategic Partnership and the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships please see section 11.4 Establishing Local Strategies, Mechanisms and Partnerships

See also Section 7 .1 Accommodation and Housing

See also Section 6.3  Local Safeguarding Children Boards