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.

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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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Localism

New survey guidance issued by LGA

19 September 2012

Councils will now be able to gauge their residents' perception of their local area, crime and community cohesion and compare satisfaction rates directly with other local authorities, thanks to new guidance being issued today.

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.