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Local Government Association

We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve

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LGA parental leave policy for councillors

The LGA has adopted a model parental leave policy for councillors, assisting councils to introduce formal maternity, paternity and adoption entitlements, which can help break down barriers to standing for elected office.

Local Government Disability Champions Network (LGDCN)

The Local Government Disability Champions Network (LGDCN) is an informal network of council officers and councillors which is open to anyone in local government who has a formal or informal role as a Disability Champion, is Disabled or considers themselves an ally.

Transformation Capability Framework

Our Transformation Capability Framework looks to establish what works well and ‘what good looks like’ in relation to transformation activity across different types of council.

Commissioner skills and development

We are committed to helping develop commissioners’ knowledge and understanding of successful commissioning practise, as well as the practical skills