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Options for councils in supporting leisure providers through COVID-19 COVER

Options for councils in supporting leisure providers through COVID-19

This advice note aims to update councils on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on leisure providers operating services and facilities owned and delivered on behalf of councils. It includes options as well as examples of how councils are providing practical support to providers and ensuring facilities are in a position to reopen when social distancing measures are relaxed.

Changes to local authority powers and duties resulting from the Coronavirus Act 2020 COVER

Changes to local authority powers and duties resulting from the Coronavirus Act 2020

This is a guide to the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and to new, modified or suspended local government powers and duties applicable to local authorities in England and Wales only.

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COVID-19: protecting the local government sector supply chain from fraud

Joint guidance from the LGA and the CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre.

Approaches to managing licensing and related issues during the COVID-19 pandemic

Approaches to managing licensing and related issues during the COVID-19 pandemic

A summary of issues councils’ licensing teams and others have raised with the LGA and outlines how these could be managed based on a set of key principles and examples of what councils have already advised us they are doing in response.

Protecting vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak

Protecting vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak

Many councils have made significant progress in developing systems to support people who are vulnerable as a result of the COVID-19 emergency - this note provides a point of cross-reference.

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Tackling labour abuse and modern slavery in the hand car wash sector

It has been said that modern slavery is hidden, but often in plain sight. Hand car washes are a good example of this and have been a particular area of focus. In recent years, the sector has become common in our high streets and communities, but local residents may be unwittingly using victims of labour exploitation or even modern slavery to wash their cars.

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COVID-19 outbreak - councillor guidance

This guidance has been developed to assist elected councillors as councils grapple with the worst public health crisis we have experienced in a century.

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Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness: a briefing on positive practice COVER

Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness: a briefing on positive practice

The purpose of this briefing is to assist senior leaders, such as members of Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs), as well as commissioners, practitioners and operational managers who are working across relevant sectors and agencies in this field, to support people who are homeless and at risk of or experiencing abuse or neglect.

Must know: suicide prevention COVER

Must know: suicide prevention

Suicide is a major issue for society and a leading cause of years of life lost. There were 5,021 deaths from suicide registered in England in 2018 and for every person who dies at least ten people are affected.

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