The life-long human and financial costs associated with childhood trauma can be significant. We need a strong family foundation.
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Deputy Leader of Hillingdon Council and the Cabinet Member for Education & Children's Services.Follow @
Local authorities have welcomed those seeking sanctuary and helped to integrate them smoothly into their new surroundings.
The current expensive disruptive route, and the neglect of decrepit local transport, are unacceptable.
Our task is to improve a system that is already very effective, albeit far from perfect.
The problem is Parliament putting new legal obligations on local authorities, for worthy causes, but then leaving the cost to fall on Council Taxpayers.
The long-term dividends for individuals, local services, employers, and the Exchequer can far outweigh initial costs.
David Simmonds: Why I am standing to be Conservative Group Leader of the Local Government Association
We need a strong voice to demand that Brexit means devolution.
Councils in the UK took in more than 4,000 unaccompanied children last year – but France should take responsibility for those in Calais.
Her commitment to Conservatives in local government has been unwavering.
Zac’s ideas for releasing government-owned brownfield sites sit well in a borough known for zealous protection of its green belt