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Towards a health weight: local government action to improve children's health

Towards a healthy weight: Local government action to improve children’s health

Local councils across the country are embracing a variety of innovative strategies to promote children's healthy weight. These case studies offer valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with promoting children’s healthy weight at the local level.

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Top tips and key actions for successful collaborative partnership working across mental health services

These top tips, and key actions, have been co-developed to support effective collaborative partnership working in the planning and delivery of community mental health services. They recognise that every heath and care system will experience challenges in relation to partnership working given the statutory and cultural differences of organisations working across the mental health pathways and that there will be different arrangements to frame local partnership working, including for example a Section 75 agreement.

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Reducing restrictive practice

The aim of this document is to provide a briefing for commissioners of social care services for people with a learning disability and autistic people, on the recognition of restrictive practices and the requirements for social care providers to work towards reducing their use of restrictive practices. It also explains the Care Quality Commission (CQC) requirements that when arranging training on the use of, and reduction in, restrictive practices, social care providers must use accredited trainers, and explains what this involves. It is relevant for services for all ages, where they are registered and inspected by CQC.

Partners in Care and Health and Adult PSW Network

A practical resource to help principal social workers prepare for Care Quality Commission assessment

The resource has been developed in response to conversations with, and feedback from principal social workers (PSWs), chairs of national and regional PSW networks and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services regional leads. It has also been informed by learning from the pilot sites, and tools and techniques from the worlds of coaching and learning and development.

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Analysis of Safeguarding Adult Reviews: April 2019 - March 2023 (executive summary)

This work was commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) as Partners in Care and Health (PCH), supporting councils to improve the way they deliver adult social care and public health service.

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Good financial management for combined authorities

This guide is intended to assist combined authorities in demonstrating sound financial management arrangements and to support good practice. It provides a foundational basis for those beginning their journey and seeking to establish a combined authority and offers a checklist for pre-existing authorities aiming to review and improve their approach to financial management.

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Good governance for combined authorities

This guide is a tool for public sector practitioners and their associated stakeholders in their commitment to good governance. It provides a reference point for those beginning their journey and seeking to establish their combined authority and offers a detailed checklist for pre-existing combined authorities aiming to improve their leadership, governance, and corporate structures.

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Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: Round 37

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.

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Getting under the bonnet: NHS Health Checks

Getting under the bonnet: Implementing the NHS Health Check

The NHS Health Check is a national programme commissioned by local councils that measures a range of risk factors. These case studies highlight how councils are working with the NHS to deliver health checks for their communities.

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Net zero strategy and support: Research report

As the UK nears the next general election, it is important to capture local council officer’s views of how central government is supporting their authorities. This report will provide details on officers’ views of how central government is assisting council’s climate change policy and the delivery of net zero locally.

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