Local Government Association

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Children’s social care reform: implementation strategy and consultation

Keeping children safe is one of the most important roles a council fulfils. While England remains one of the safest places in the world to grow up thanks to the tireless work of our children’s services colleagues and their partners, we agree that significant reform is needed to ensure the right systems are in place to not only protect children, but to help them and their families to thrive.

Children’s social care reform: implementation strategy and consultation

Local public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty

The LGA is calling on the Government to urgently publish the Public Health Grant funding allocations. Time is running out for councils to set budgets and spending plans and to make critical decisions on renewing contracts for vital public health services.

Local public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty

New Year 2024 Honours

The deadline for submissions for this round is 12.00 on Monday, 6th March 2023.

New Year 2024 Honours

‘Energetic Lifestyles’: Engaging young people in the development and implementation of carbon reduction initiatives

The Energetic Lifestyles project explored young people’s perspectives, in establishing an improved understanding of the perceptions and barriers to energy efficient behaviours among young people and ethnically diverse communities.

‘Energetic Lifestyles’: Engaging young people in the development and implementation of carbon reduction initiatives

LGA responds to Kinship survey on kinship carers

“The recent Independent Review of Children’s Social Care reflected our call for better support for kinship carers, and for additional funding to be made available to enable councils to move to a system in which all families and kinship carers receive the support they need, when they need it."

LGA responds to Kinship survey on kinship carers

Buckinghamshire Council: Strong partnership links to support those most in need

As a result of the pandemic and the financial difficulties being experienced by many, the government provided local authorities with grants to distribute to those most in need. Buckinghamshire Council set up a Helping Hand service to help administer the funds, working with partners in the voluntary and community sector to reach those really struggling.

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Buckinghamshire Council: Strong partnership links to support those most in need

Community engagement

Our community engagement resources support officers and councillors to explore the range of ways they can engage local residents – and voluntary and community sector organisations – in local service delivery, decision-making and enhancing places.

Community engagement