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Challenge 3: Wiltshire Council

In March the LG Challenge 2024 cohort headed to the South West to tackle their third challenge, hosted by Wiltshire Council.

Financial resilience in children’s services

Alongside the wider LGA corporate finance offer, we have a specific offer to help local authorities to better understand the use of resources and capacity across children’s services and the impact of this on budgets.

Cyber security and resilience blueprint series

The LGA is developing a series of blueprints to support councils review and establish their strategic and operational approach to managing their cyber defences and bolstering their resilience plans in the event of a cyber-attack.

Cybercrime reporting

How to notify the authorities if you think the law might have been broken or you're concerned that there’s a problem in a market sector.

Cybercrime

The nature of crime is changing, and there is a rising threat from cybercrime. Vulnerable people, who were once victimised within their homes and communities, are now being targeted through online mediums.

Fraud risk management

Fraud risks are routinely considered as part of the organisation’s risk management arrangements. Guidance and good practice responses to fraud risk management are set out below.

Fighting fraud and corruption locally

Credit Industry Fraud Avoidance System (Cifas) is the pro bono secretariat for Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally (FFCL), the local government counter fraud and corruption strategy for the 2020s. This strategy is developed by councils for councils, and is specifically aimed at council leaders, chief executives, finance directors, and all those charged with governance in local authorities.

Counter fraud hub – resources

To accompany the release of the Outcomes of the Fighting Fraud Fund Report the LGA committed to host a resources section within the counter fraud hub.

How should we pay for social care in the long term?

In this collection of articles, sector experts offer their views on how to fund adult social care and support for the long-term. They identify the key questions that need to be considered, principles that should underpin the debate, and what some of the solutions might look like.