February 2017

Suicide prevention: a guide for local authorities

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21 February 2017

It goes without saying each and every suicide that takes place is a tragedy. On average in England 13 people take their own lives every day. This affects their families, their friends and people they work and live with. For every death, another six to 60 people are thought to be affected directly.

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LGA position paper: principles underpinning good careers advice and guidance

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16 February 2017

This paper sets out what we would see as the five guiding principles underpinning a good careers system for all ages and the role we would like to see councils play.

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Don't be left in the dark | Devolution and mayors

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15 February 2017

The first mayoral elections will take place in May 2017. This short guide gives information on the role of combined authority mayors, what they will do and what this means for the residents they serve.

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Purdah: A short guide to publicity during the pre-election period

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14 February 2017

This guide provides advice and guidance on the publicity restrictions that should be observed by local authorities during the pre-election and pre-referendum period. Updated February 2017 for May 2017 local elections. Updated March 2016 for May 2016 local elections. Updated April 2016 for June 2016 EU referendum Updated February 2017 for May 2017 local elections

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A councillor's workbook on bribery and fraud prevention

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14 February 2017

Elected members have a range of statutory and moral obligations to protect the assets of their authority and need to equip themselves with the knowledge to deal with enquiries and question from residents. This workbook has been designed as a learning aid for elected members.

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Providing challenge, supporting improvement: Being a peer as part of the sector-led improvement programme

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10 February 2017

Through its peer challenge programmes and other peer-led improvement support to councils, the LGA manages the deployment of over 3,000 peer days a year, delivered by hundreds of officers and councillors.

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Working with faith groups to promote health and wellbeing

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10 February 2017

At this time of severely constrained finance for local government and the NHS it is essential that we do all we can to harness the skills and assets in our local communities to improve health and wellbeing.

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Improving outcomes for children and families in the early years: a key role for health visiting services

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8 February 2017

In 2015 health visiting was brought into the local government fold for the first time since 1974. As with so much of public health, the move into local government offers fresh opportunities. By integrating health visiting with other services, such as children's centres, early help, safeguarding and public health teams, we can provide better support to children and their families.

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January 2017

A councillor's workbook on neighbourhood and community engagement

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11 January 2017

Neighbourhood and community engagement has a rightful place as one of the key processes involved in planning and decision making. As such, it should not be viewed as an additional task, but as a core part of the business of local government.

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December 2016

Business Plan December 2016/November 2017

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30 December 2016

Local government remains the most trusted and efficient part of the public sector. We will continue to work across all our political parties and in all our areas of activity to support, promote and share everything that is great about local government and local democracy.

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