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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.
Successful applicants for LGA Housing Advisers Programme announced
The programme is designed to support councils by funding the provision of independent expertise for councils undertaking specific projects to tackle the effects of the housing crisis in their local communities.
Children's Social Care Budgets
In February 2019, the Local Government Association (LGA) invited all lead members for children’s services in England to complete a short survey about the current pressures facing children’s social care in their local areas.
LGA responds to electric charging point league table
Air pollution is a public health emergency and councils are increasingly focusing work on protecting their communities from the impact of harmful emissions.
Diversity is central to council communications teams’ success - here’s how we can drive change
London Borough of Hackney – embedding diversity and equality in local government communications
Local government communications has a diversity problem. As council communications teams, we need to reflect the communities we serve. Polly Cziok, Director of Communications, Culture and Engagement at London Borough of Hackney explains why and how they’ve put diversity and equality at the heart of everything they do.
Cold weather plan for England
Understanding the drivers for rising demand and associated costs for home-to-school transport
School transport under threat as bill set to rise to £1.2 billion by 2024
Unsustainable costs and demand pressures are set to push councils’ bill for providing free home to school transport to £1.2 billion a year by 2024, new analysis by the LGA reveals.
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