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Sector-led improvement in 2017/18

This report shows how the LGA has used DCLG grant for 2016/17 to help councils and to support improvement in the sector.

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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 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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Councillor workbook: councillor/officer relations

Councillors and officers are indispensable to one another and mutual respect and communication between both is essential for good local government. Together, they bring the critical skills, experience and knowledge required to manage an effective council.

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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.