Debate on accommodation of asylum-seeking children in hotels, House of Commons, 7 June 2023
There is consensus that a hotel is not the right place for children to be living. The LGA agrees with the Government in wanting the National Transfer Scheme (NTS) to work well in ensuring unaccompanied children.
LGA response to DfE consultation: Stable Homes, Built on Love
It is helpful to acknowledge the multi-agency nature of child protection work. By including this as one of the pillars, we hope to see more done to hold partners to account, for example ensuring that children and families can access appropriate mental health services where this is key to keeping them safe and well. There is no reference within these pillars to the importance of properly resourcing the system.
We have partnered with Disability Rights UK to offer a bespoke leadership programme for disabled councillors. We are committed to supporting under-represented groups in local government and we understand the value of providing councillors with learning opportunities alongside peers with shared experience.
Using behavioural insights to reduce demand for prostitution in Redbridge
The adverse effects of prostitution in Ilford within London Borough of Redbridge are felt by the community and perceived to be a threat to the long-term future of the area. The council sought to better understand men who buy sex and develop an intervention to alter their behaviour.
Looking for an example of a Social Value toolkit and policy?
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham have created a social value policy and toolkit to help their potential suppliers to understand how they will consider social value within their procurement decision making, with a useful outline of what types of social value are needed within the Borough. LBBD have agreed to let us share these useful documents with other councils