Local Government Association

Plans to speed up adoption set out by councils

Children in care would be found a home with adoptive parents more quickly under new plans to reform the adoption system.

In a joint submission to Government, councillors, chief executives and directors of children's services have set out proposals to significantly increase the number of adopters recruited and speed up the process of finding new homes for children in care.


Council argues for controls on pedlars and street traders

A registration or licensing system for pedlars and street traders is still needed to protect the city’s more vulnerable residents – that’s the response Plymouth City Council will be giving to a Government consultation.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is looking at repealing current controls on pedlars and changing street trading regulations to comply with EU...