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Don't be left in the dark: children and young people's mental health

An overview of the challenges facing mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people.

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LG Inform: a benchmarking data service for councils and fire and rescue services

LG Inform presents up-to-date published data about your local area and the performance of your council or fire and rescue service. It can help you to review and compare performance with other authorities using data that is updated quickly after publication at source.

Data and transparency
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Public Spaces Protection Orders: Guidance for councils

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), introduced in 2014, sit amongst a broad range of powers and tools to help tackle anti-social behaviour locally. PSPOs are aimed at ensuring public spaces can be enjoyed free from anti-social behaviour.

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Sector-led improvement for public health, prevention and early intervention

The LGA is working with partners at Public Health England and the Association for Directors of Public Health to deliver sector-led improvement activity for public health, prevention, and early intervention.

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Prevention Matters: how elected members can improve the health of their communities

The LGA has developed a one day training workshop to enable elected members to champion health improvement and prevention in their communities.

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Government review of gaming machines and social responsibility

The Local Government Association has raised repeated concerns about the impact of high stakes Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) and betting shop clustering in local communities. We were therefore pleased that the Government launched the review of gaming machine stakes in 2016.

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Meeting the health and wellbeing needs of young carers

Being a carer takes its toll on a young persons education, physical health and emotional wellbeing. What can councils do to tackle these inequalities?

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The Standards for employers of public health teams in England

These Standards will help ensure that the workforce is fit to practice and are relevant to employers and workers with a role in the commissioning or delivery of public health functions.

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Delivering children's centre services

Children's centres allow families to access the help they need to handle those early challenges, help to tackle inequalities, and give children a healthy start.

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Discretionary Pay Points Survey 2017

The survey was conducted by our research and information team between 23 November and 15 December 2017 to gather up-to-date information about the approaches to pay ultimately taken by local authorities in light of the 2017 School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document’s provisions for the main pay range.

Research