We are achieving greater devolution for local government through our lobbying work on:

  • police and crime commissioners (PCCs)
  • reducing metal theft
  • gangs, civil disturbances and anti-social behaviour tools and powers
  • lobbying for sustainable funding or community safety partnerships and promoting their role in reducing crime.

We are helping councils tackle their challenges through:

  • developing materials to assist councils with specific angles of community safety such as domestic violence and partnership working
  • representing local needs as Government examines the delivery of business regulation.
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Community safety

Star letter – Policing precept

20 February 2014

This month, Dorset Police and Crime Panel voted against the PCC's precept, but by three votes failed to veto the proposition, writes Cllr John Adams JP (Con), Chairman, Dorset Police and Crime Panel.

Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

LGA briefing on the Anti-Social Behaviour Bill published on 9 May 2013.

Altogether better

14 February 2013

By working together crime in Cotgrave has been halved, writes Councillor Eddie Fearon.

Backbench business debate on child sexual exploitation

The exploitation of children is an appalling act committed by the worst kind of criminals. Ensuring the safety of vulnerable children is one of the most important jobs councils do and there is no room for complacency when it comes to protecting children. All local areas must investigate the extent of the problem locally and develop appropriate and effective responses.

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Improvement

LGA responds to fraud report

8 November 2012

Cllr Peter Fleming, Chairman of the LGA's Improvement and Innovation Board responds to the release of the Audit Commission's Protecting the Public Purse Report.

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Community safety

Domestic violence cuts

6 November 2012

Read the response from Councillor Ann Lucas, the LGA's spokeswoman on domestic violence to the claims that councils are reducing their budgets for violence against women services.

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Children and young people

Youth remand changes

4 October 2012

On any one day, some 350 children are remanded into secure custody in England and Wales. We at the Youth Justice Board hope changes currently afoot will reduce the number of such young people.