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A short guide to publicity during the pre-election period
This guide provides advice and guidance on the publicity restrictions that should be observed by local authorities during the pre-election period.
Child abuse linked to faith and belief rises by a third, councils reveal
“Councils are determined to tackle the practice of FGM and work with partner organisations to do everything possible to protect and support children and young people."
Taking a Public Health Approach to Tackling Serious Violent Crime - 13 November 2019
LGA Business Plan 2019 - 2022
This business plan sets out how the Local Government Association (LGA) will continue to support and be an advocate for councils in the next three years.
LGA responds to National Academy for Social Prescribing launch
“The greatest impact for our communities can be achieved through locally-led targeted interventions and local facilities – museums, libraries, leisure centres and parks – which have a major role to play in helping their communities become creative and physically active."
LGA responds to the Education Select Committee report on SEND
“Extra funding for SEND services next year is recognition of these pressures and will help councils in meeting demand for support next year, but we agree with the Committee that system reform is necessary alongside additional funding."
LGA responds to NHS digital report into rising social care requests
“Urgent action is necessary to secure social care and support over the long-term. The Government’s proposals on the future of adult social care brought forward in the Queen’s Speech need to be substantive and must be brought forward as soon as possible."
A councillor's guide to procurement: 2019 edition
The LGA worked closely with councils to develop the National Procurement Strategy 2018 and a toolkit that enables councils to set their own objectives and measure their own progress.
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on gambling addiction
“In addition to introducing new legislation, the Government should ensure councils have the resources they need to provide appropriate education and support to parents, schools and across the wider children’s workforce.”
LGA responds to RNIB report on education for blind children
“This report provides further evidence of the immense pressures councils continue to face in supporting children who are blind or visually impaired as well as other pupils with special educational needs and disabilities."
LGA responds to announcement of green number plates consultation
“The introduction of green number plates could be a helpful tool for councils looking to encourage use of zero emission vehicles, which they can tailor and adapt according to their local area."
Debate on neighbourhood services provided by district councils and other local authorities, House of Lords, 24 October 2019
District councils are at the heart of delivering on many of the key issues that matter to communities. This includes services such as housing, planning, waste and recycling services, as well as leisure centres, museums and parks.
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