Labour councillors involved in the Local Government Association recently published the booklet ‘On Day One‘ setting out how we wanted to work with a newly elected Labour government to end austerity and deliver social justice.
As Labour’s lead in local government on children’s and young people services I contributed a chapter on what Labour councils were looking for from a radical Labour Government. You can read the booklet, including my chapter, here: On Day One.
My chapter calls for:
- Bringing the school system back under local democratic oversight in order to raise standards, introduce high levels of transparency and make sure public money is spent wisely.
- Significant investment in a new generation of Sure Start centres to ensure every family can be supported to thrive.
- Enough money to ensure every area has safe children’s services, addressing the £2bn financial black-hole faced by children’s services by the end of the decade.