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Local government out of area placements guidance

Guidance setting out best practice and procedure on out of area placements in another local authority area within England. This applies to accommodation used to meet the duties set out in homelessness legislation, as well as when a local authority is supporting a child under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989, where this support includes provision of accommodation.

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2022 Local Government Workforce Survey

The Local Government Workforce Survey provides information on key elements of the workforce within local authorities in England.

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What constitutes a safeguarding concern and how to carry out an enquiry

This paper reports on two workshops and conversations aimed at building confidence in defining and working with safeguarding concerns and enquiries as well as improving understanding and building confidence more broadly. 

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Shared micromobility within the UK

As part of the LGA’s ongoing work to support local transport improvement and in particular decarbonisation, the LGA’s Economy, Environment, Housing and Transport Board commissioned this report exploring shared micromobility in the UK.

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Get in on the Act: Mental Health Act 2022

Information for councils to get ready for the Mental Health Act 2022.

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Cornerstones of Culture

The final report of the Commission on Culture and Local Government explores the contribution of local culture, the barriers it faces and the four cornerstones that are essential to a healthy local cultural ecosystem.

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The state of strategic relationships between councils and their local voluntary and community sector

The Local Government Association commissioned Locality to conduct research into the state of strategic relationships between councils and their local voluntary and community sector.

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Local highways weather resilience survey 2022

The survey was conducted by the Local Government Association’s Research and Information team in October-November 2022 to gather information about local authorities’ plans and preparations in case of severe weather

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10 Questions on Cyber Security

This guide is for councillors sitting on scrutiny committees, and the officers who support them. It is designed to support them to understand how the council’s scrutiny function can review policies, practices and procedures relating to cyber security. It is also useful for cyber security professionals working in local government.

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Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: Round 33 October 2022

Six key indicators are used to measure residents’ views of their local council. Respondents are also asked to indicate their level of satisfaction with nine council services. Other questions focus on perceptions of safety, trust in politicians and government, and media coverage of councils. Additional questions are occasionally asked.


Build back local

To build back better, we must build back local.

Build back local: Building back better

Read the full 2021 LGA Annual Conference paper.


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