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LGA and Women’s Aid: ‘Look out for signs of domestic abuse this Christmas period’

People need to look out for common signs of domestic abuse this Christmas with domestic abuse-related crimes representing a higher percentage of all crimes in December than the rest of the year, the Local Government Association and Women’s Aid warn today.

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LGA responds to ONS analysis on the lasting impact of violence against women and girls

“Councils are determined to help tackle Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) in our local communities, and work alongside police, the NHS, and charities to make sure we do all we can to protect women and girls from all forms of abuse."

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LGA responds to Home Office announcement regarding the Safety of Women at Night Fund

"Tackling violence against women and girls and ensuring everyone can enjoy public spaces and venues at night as we return to a vibrant night-time economy is a top priority for local authorities."

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Avoid dangerous home fireworks this year, councils and fire services warn

"If you plan on having a home display, check to confirm the fireworks you buy have a CE safety mark on them and use them as instructed in the safety instructions."

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Spending Review 2021: LGA responds to Spending Review measures to reduce and prevent crime

"The package of measures announced today aimed at preventing crime, reducing wait times in the criminal courts and improving services available to prison leavers provides funding for a wide range of areas the LGA has previously called for investment in."

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LGA responds to PAC report into regulatory and product safety system

“Faulty products can cause life threatening injuries and even death, and the growth in popularity of online shopping which has been fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for council teams to enforce legislation."

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LGA responds to HMICFRS report on violence against women and girls

"Councils are determined to help tackle violence against women and girls in our local communities, and work alongside police, the NHS, and charities to make sure we do all we can to protect women and girls from all forms of abuse."

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LGA responds to Beating Crime Plan

“We are pleased to see the planned extension of Project Adder, and it is good to see anti-social behaviour recognised as an issue to be tackled in this plan."

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Water safety should start in the classroom – LGA

“Ahead of the first ever World Drowning Prevention Day, it is more important than ever to highlight the need to be aware of water safety."

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LGA responds to Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy

Councils are determined to help tackle violence against women and girls (VAWG) in our local communities, and work alongside police, the NHS, and charities to make sure we do all we can to protect women and girls from all forms of abuse.