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Local authorities’ approaches to children’s trust arrangements

At a time of enormous change within local government and public health, the Local Government Association (LGA) commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to investigate local authorities’ approaches to their children’s trust arrangements and how they are fulfilling their duty to promote cooperation with partners to improve children and young people’s health and wellbeing. The findings presented in this report are based on interviews with local authority senior officers, councillors and public health leaders across seven English local authorities: Calderdale Council; Cambridgeshire County Council1; Lancashire County Council; London Borough of Sutton; Milton Keynes Council; Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and West Sussex County Council. Case-study reports on each local authority are included in chapter five of the research report.