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.

Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

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

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.

Punishment and reform: effective Probation Services – Consultation paper

This paper provides the LGA's and the Welsh Local Government Association's response to the Ministry of Justice's ‘Punishment and reform: effective Probation Services' consultation and the changes it proposes to the delivery of probation services and the role of probation trusts.

Punishment and reform: effective Community Sentences – consultation paper

This paper provides the LGA's and the Welsh Local Government Association's response to the Ministry of Justice's consultation on ‘Punishment and reform: effective community sentences', and the changes it proposes to community sentences.

Highlights from this year's Safer Communities conference 2011

This year's Local Government Association (LGA) annual community safety conference was themed ‘Community safety partnerships – change and renewal'. Here is an account of two sessions that took place at this event on 8 November 2011.

Latest updates on gangs and civil disturbances

Here is the latest news in relation to gangs and civil disturbances for November 2011.