Local Government Association

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

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Improvement and assurance framework for local government

We aim to map the various elements that provide assurance of the performance of local government and to demonstrate how they all fit together. We hope that this framework will be useful both for councils and the public.

Writing a councillor development strategy

Having a councillor development strategy in place will solidify your council's commitment to supporting your councillors in their continuing professional development journey.

Communicating about councillor roles

It is important for councils to be clear and transparent so that officers, councillors and residents understand the functions of the various roles held by councillors.

Planning your councillor development programme

A councillor development programme provides support and resources to your councillors, ensuring that they can access learning and development that enables them to be effective and confident as a councillor.

Preparing a councillor induction resource pack

A comprehensive induction helps new councillors to settle in, to understand their role and expectations, to forge strong relationships with officers, and to build competence and confidence in serving their community.