This advice note aims to update councils on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on leisure providers operating services and facilities owned and delivered on behalf of councils. It includes options as well as examples of how councils are providing practical support to providers and ensuring facilities are in a position to reopen when social distancing measures are relaxed.
A summary of issues councils’ licensing teams and others have raised with the LGA and outlines how these could be managed based on a set of key principles and examples of what councils have already advised us they are doing in response.
It has been said that modern slavery is hidden, but often in plain sight. Hand car washes are a good example of this and have been a particular area of focus. In recent years, the sector has become common in our high streets and communities, but local residents may be unwittingly using victims of labour exploitation or even modern slavery to wash their cars.
The purpose of this briefing is to assist senior leaders, such as members of Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs), as well as commissioners, practitioners and operational managers who are working across relevant sectors and agencies in this field, to support people who are homeless and at risk of or experiencing abuse or neglect.