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Local flood risk management
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.
Self Assessment Tool
Environment Bill Second Reading, House of Commons, 23 October 2019
The measures in the Bill seek to establish a new system of green governance and accountability; drive a shift in maximising resource efficiency; enable greater local action on air pollution; secure long-term, resilient water and wastewater services; create or restore wildlife habitats; and give the Secretary of State the power to amend legislation regulating the use of chemicals.
Bi-annual national meeting: the LGA, Skills for Care and ADASS
The reduction in the number of health visitors in England, House of Commons, 23 October 2019
The LGA has offered to work with the Department of Health and Social Care, the NHS and Health Education England to get the right number of training places commissioned and to deliver policies to ensure health visiting remains an attractive and valued career.
800 per cent increase in child modern slavery referrals made by councils
The rapid year-on-year increase in child referrals is further evidence of the current huge pressures on children’s services. Alongside that, the rising number of adult victims is adding to demand for housing and adult social care.
Managing the menopause at work
The aim of this guide is to assist you to look at the different things you can do to ensure your organisation is ‘menopause friendly’ and that talking about and managing the menopause at work is as normal as managing any other health condition.
LGA responds to Sport England Active Lives Survey
“Many of the facilities run by councils are ageing, particularly swimming pools, and could be updated to better meet the needs of communities and be more energy efficient and cost-effective to run."
Annual teachers' pensions conference, 17 October 2019, York
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