Cllr David Simmonds

Cllr David Simmonds

  • The time for local voices to be heard

    27 June 2018

    The Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Independent Local Government Association Groups outline their key topics for discussion and policy targets ahead of the upcoming LGA conference in Birmingham.

  • Time to get tough on CSE grooming

    01 July 2015

    With instances of child sexual exploitation making major news headlines in recent times, Cllr David Simmonds assesses whether ‘disruption orders’ can be an effective deterrent to offenders.

  • Halting the horrible

    05 May 2015

    Female genital mutilation is an appalling abuse. Cllr David Simmonds outlines the LGA’s plans to ensure services are in place to keep girls and women safe

  • It’s time to regulate the regulator

    23 March 2015

    Cllr David Simmonds calls for a full independent review of Ofsted.

  • We need a joined-up approach to CSE

    10 February 2015

    Cllr David Simmonds outlines efforts across the local government sector to tackle child sexual exploitation

  • Avoiding mistakes of the past on children's services

    22 November 2012

    Cllr David Simmonds explains what councils can do to learn from the past and protect children in the future.