October 2014

Leadership essentials: Fire and Rescue programme

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17 October 2014

This programme is aimed at helping elected members with leading roles on fire and rescue authorities/ county councils to become more effective leaders of improvement.

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) – a councillor's guide

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14 October 2014

Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been illegal in the United Kingdom for decades, but it is only now that we are starting to openly talk about the practice and how we can work towards eliminating it.

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Making every contact count – taking every opportunity to improve health and wellbeing

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2 October 2014

How do we make the most of each and every opportunity to help people improve their health and wellbeing? Making every contact count (MECC) is an approach to improving health and reducing health inequalities developed by the NHS and local government.

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September 2014

Healthy homes, healthy lives

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25 September 2014

Poor housing costs the NHS at least £2.5 billion a year in treating people with illnesses directly linked to living in cold, damp and dangerous homes.

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The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014: Implementing the community trigger

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24 September 2014

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 will be fully operational from 20 October 2014, and will introduce significant changes to the way local authorities respond to anti-social behaviour (ASB).

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Making the case for public health interventions

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18 September 2014

These infographics from The King's Fund and the Local Government Association set out key facts about the public health system and the return on investment for some public health interventions. You are welcome to use them in your office, in documents or presentations but please credit The King's Fund and Local Government Association wherever you do this.

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Better roads for England

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12 September 2014

A report from the LGA based on independent research

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July 2014

The council role in special education

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22 July 2014

The Children and Families Act 2014 brings in the biggest reform of the legal system for special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities for 30 years.

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Transforming public services, using technology and digital tools and approaches

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15 July 2014

The LGA commissioned research to capture examples of where councils have used technology and digital tools and approaches to deliver services that are better targeted and more efficient.

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Our ambition for children and young people

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9 July 2014

As part of our ‘rewiring campaign', the key principle underpinning our proposals for children was that services need to be built and integrated around the needs of children and their families, not around buildings, institutions and wasteful bureaucracy. Since then we have consulted widely with children and young people and with partners in the public and voluntary sectors, and have now set out a clear set of shared ambitions for children that we would seek to deliver in the context of ‘rewired' public services.

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