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Coronavirus: information for councils
Councils respond to Budget 2021
Budget 2021 – On-the-Day Briefing
LGA responds to £79 million mental health funding boost for children and young people
“This is a positive step amid the pandemic which has exacerbated existing child mental health problems and will help support an expected surge in related cases as schools reopen next week."
Domestic Abuse Bill, Report Stage House of Lords 8,10 & 15 March 2021
The Bill introduces important measures which will help to raise awareness of domestic abuse and will go some way to providing additional support to domestic abuse victims
Full opening of schools, 25 February 2021
Suite of guidance documents for education settings on Gov.uk: Early Years Schools Further Education Special schools, special post-16 providers and
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on achieving net zero
We are very pleased that the Committee has backed our call for a national fiscal and policy framework for addressing the climate emergency.
LGA responds to HCLG Committee inquiry launch into adult social care funding
“This cross-party inquiry will be another important contributor to how we can sustainably pay for social care services, which have been seriously impacted by the pandemic but also affected by decades of delayed reforms by successive governments of different political colours.”
New guidance on restricting staff movement in care homes
On 3 March 2021, the Government published guidance for care home providers on limiting staff movement between care settings in all but exceptional circumstances to help reduce the spread of infection.
LGA response to the Government’s consultation on the development of the next Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy, 19 February 2021
The Local Government Association welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Government’s consultation on the Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy 2021 to 2024. The following submission outlines our key points on behalf of our membership, although local authorities will also look to respond directly to this consultation.
LGA responds to announcement that unregulated accommodation for vulnerable children under 16 will be banned
Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, said: “Today’s announcements are positive steps towards ensuring that all children in care live in good quality homes that meet their needs and help them to thrive."
Joint circular No. 114 (revised) Police Staff Council Handbook
Revised version of the guidance on police staff misconduct procedures
Community testing in Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton opened its first rapid testing centre in November and now has a network of seven across the city, using a hub and spoke approach.
Sheffield City Council: Dealing with the logistics so NHS can focus on the jabs
The council has played a crucial role in helping keep vaccination centres running and taking responsibility for many of the logistical issues so NHS staff can concentrate on giving vaccines.
Joint circular no. 113 – Contamination Elimination Database (CED)
The provision of elimination samples is a requirement of UKAS Accreditation and the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes and related guidance documentation
Joint circular no. 111 – PCS handbook FAQs
This FAQ document seeks to clarify some questions which have arisen over the Police Staff Council Pay and Conditions of Service Handbook which was revised and published in April 2017.
Building a narrative for your council
This toolkit looks at why and how a more engaging approach to developing and communicating a narrative works, and offers practical models and approaches.
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