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Myths and realities about Making Safeguarding Personal COVER

Myths and realities about Making Safeguarding Personal

The briefing is aimed at front line practitioners and operational managers in all organisations that have a role in safeguarding adults. It is aimed at leaders at all levels and local councillors. It can also be used by anyone interested or involved in safeguarding adults because ‘safeguarding is everyone’s business’.

Whole systems approach to obesity: a guide to support local approaches to achieving a healthier weight COVER

Whole systems approach to obesity: a guide to support local approaches to achieving a healthier weight

Obesity is considered to be one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. It is having an impact on people’s lives now, across the generations, in terms of our quality of life, our risk of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and its association with common mental health disorders. Doing nothing is not an option.

Support for care leavers resource guide

Support for care leavers

Striking out into the world on your own for the first time is exciting and daunting for all of us. The opportunity to carve your own path and the newfound independence is a huge draw.

leading the fire sector

Leading the fire sector

A guide on on governance arrangements in the fire and rescue sector, and practical advice on how they can apply the principles of good governance – with a particular focus on effective performance oversight and scrutiny.

Achieving integrated care: 15 best practice actions COVER

Achieving integrated care: 15 best practice actions

The LGA and the Social Care Institute for Excellence have joined up to produce an accessible and practical resource that supports local systems in fulfilling their ambition of integration.

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Shaping Places for Healthier Lives prospectus

The strongest determinants of health and health inequalities are the social, economic, commercial and environmental conditions in which people live: the ‘wider determinants of health’. We are pleased to announce that the LGA is working in partnership with The Health Foundation on this new programme tackling the wider determinants of health.

Local Government Challenge Sponsorship

Local Government Challenge Sponsorship

Now in its 11th year, the LG Challenge aims to develop local government’s future leaders. The intensive annual competition, designed by and for local government, celebrates and recognises the amazing talent in the sector. It offers the winner the chance to take away the prestigious Bruce-Lockhart scholarship worth up to £10,000.

Bright Futures: getting the best for 30 years

Bright Futures: getting the best for 30 years

Our new plan builds on Bright Futures’ successes and focusses our efforts for the coming year.

Improving transition from children to adult mental health services COVER

Improving transition from children to adult mental health services

For the LGA, good mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and adults is an absolute priority. Councils have responsibilities for children’s mental health through their children’s and public health services, as well as their role on health and wellbeing boards and as local system leaders.

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Corporate parenting resource pack

Looking after and protecting children and young people isn’t just up to the lead member or director of children’s services – we need everyone looking out for our most vulnerable children and young people, and every councillor has a role to play in embedding the corporate parenting principles and doing all they can to support children in care to live meaningful and fulfilling lives.