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Enabling school improvement

While the council role in education continues to evolve, one thing that has remained constant is the vital role that councils play in driving school improvement to ensure that children, young people and their families all have access to a good school place.

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High impact change model examples of emerging and developing practice

The high impact change model for managing transfers of care, which was developed by the LGA and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), national partners and the sector in 2015, offers a practical approach to managing patient flow and hospital discharge. The model identifies eight system changes that will have the greatest impact on reducing delayed discharge.

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Tackling modern slavery: a council guide

The purpose of this guide for councils is to increase awareness of modern slavery and provide clarity for councils on their role in tackling it.

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Highlighting political leadership: The LGA development offer - community leadership

As an integral part of the LGA’s councillor development offer, Community Leadership provides a range of resources to support politicians in their role as community leaders, facilitators and brokers.

Councillor development
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Making obesity everybody’s business: A whole systems approach to obesity

Obesity is considered to be one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Without action, the health of individuals will continue to suffer, health inequalities associated with obesity will remain and the economic and social costs will increase to unsustainable levels.

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Councillor workbook: councillor/officer relations

This workbook takes a ‘broad principles’ look at councillor/officer relations.

Councillor development
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Making Safeguarding Personal: supporting increased involvement of services users

This resource underlines the way in which effective user involvement can support delivery of the six core safeguarding principles in practice as outlined in the Department of Health Care and Support Statutory Guidance.

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Work Local Consultation: analysis of feedback - September 2017

This report summarises the key feedback messages from the LGA ‘Work Local’ consultation which ran between 5 July and 5 September 2017.

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Working with schools to improve the health of school-aged children

While the health of older people gets lots of attention in the debate about the future of the NHS and the ageing population, there has been a host of warnings about the state of children’s health too.

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Making Safeguarding Personal: what might 'good' look like for health and social care commissioners and providers?

Commissioners and providers across the health and social care sectors play a critical part in safeguarding adults, both on the front line and at a strategic level, as partners on safeguarding adults boards.