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Advice for supporting councillors

This section directs you to useful resources on how councils can improve the support they provide to councillors to prevent and handle abuse and intimidation.

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The LGA recognises that councils and other agencies play a key role in supporting councillors to prevent and handle abuse and intimidation. This can include providing training and support services, technology, guidance, and clear mechanisms for accessing direct support when needed.

The LGA has worked with the sector to identify good practices and the most impactful approaches when supporting councillors across prevention, incident management and aftercare. The Debate Not Hate: Ending abuse in public life report sets out principles, top tips and case studies to help councils self-assess their performance in this area and consider what more they can do.