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Councillor workbook: engaging with young people

This LGA workbook has been designed as a learning aid for councillors who want to consider ways of engaging effectively with young people and the organisations representing them within their ward.

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LGA Resident Satisfaction Polling - June 2018

This report outlines the twentieth set of results in a series of regular Local Government Association (LGA) public polls on resident satisfaction with local councils, conducted every four months.

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Public health approaches to reducing family violence

Addressing violence is not a single agency issue, as it is the culmination of many different issues. It is only by pursuing a strategic, coordinated approach involving a range of agencies, including partnerships between statutory and voluntary organisations, that violent crime can be effectively addressed.

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The relationship between family violence and youth offending

Councils only want the best for the children and young people in their communities, but many children struggle to cope with the challenges they experience. Facing continuous family violence and without recourse to adequate help when they need it, we know that some young people go on to be involved in the youth justice system.

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Tackling gambling related harm – a whole council approach

This publication provides an overview of problem gambling, and how councils can begin to try to help local residents who are impacted by it.

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National Procurement Strategy 2018 - toolkit

This toolkit has been developed to support delivery of the National Procurement Strategy for Local Government in England 2018.

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Improving schools: Moving the conversation on

Every child deserves a good school place, but that isn’t currently available to everyone. Government rules ban councils and council-maintained schools from helping academies and free schools improve. But given their excellent track record in maintaining high educational standards and in turning around failing schools, councils need to be recognised as effective education improvement partners, ready and able to support schools of all types.

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National Procurement Strategy for Local Government in England 2018

This strategy builds on councils’ achievements under the National Procurement Strategy for Local Government in England 2014 – the first strategy developed by and for English councils.

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Local government funding: Moving the conversation on

By 2020, local authorities will have faced a reduction to core funding from the Government of nearly £16 billion over the preceding decade. That means that councils will have lost 60p out of every £1 the Government had provided to spend on local services in the last 8 years. 168 councils will receive no revenue support grant at all next year.

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Housing, planning and homelessness: Moving the conversation on

This paper is the very start of our campaign ahead of the Spending Review. We have published a series of papers, commissioned by LGA boards, which start the new thinking around building the case for long term, sustained investment in local government as well as laying out the positive outcomes this would deliver for the country.