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800 per cent increase in child modern slavery referrals made by councils
Brexit advice hub
LGA responds to Government heritage preservation campaign
“While this funding is a positive step for local authorities, alongside other recent investments in culture and heritage, it is vital that councils have the long-term, sustainable funding to protect and unlock the value of heritage sites for their communities.”
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."
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 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
Hitting the ground running: a session for newly elected councillors - Poole, 17 October 2019
Making Safeguarding Personal 2018/19 case studies
These case studies illustrate outcome focused practice in safeguarding adults in line with the Making Safeguarding Personal approach. They are from nine council areas who put forward case studies.
Making Safeguarding Personal for commissioners and providers of health and social care
This briefing is designed to reinforce and build on earlier work on good practice when making safeguarding personal for health and social care commissioners and providers.
Space for Regeneration| Railway Redevelopment & City Centre Transformation for Housing in Plymouth
Region: South West
Theme: Regeneration, Housing (in OPE), Land Release Fund (LRF)
Adult Social Care Provision | Dorset Building Better Lives Programme
Region: South West
Theme: Health and social care (in OPE), regeneration
A councillor's guide to digital connectivity
Digital connectivity is an all-encompassing term used to describe mobile or fixed connections to the internet. Being connected in this way has become part of the fabric of everyday life – as important to communities and businesses as a water, gas or electricity connection.
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