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Learning from the Care Quality Commission pilots for principal social workers

Principal social workers (PSWs) have a key role to play in the Care Quality Commission (CQC) local authority assessment process. We've commissioned this publication to summarise the experiences of PSWs involved in the pilots and help other PSWs to prepare.

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Must know guide: Working with auditors

This ‘Must Know’ guide covering Working with Auditors provides information and practical guidance to help you ensure this valuable resource is maximised.

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Local government budget setting surveys 2024/25

This research report presents the findings from two surveys of council chief executives conducted by the LGA in early 2024.

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Must know guide: The statement of accounts

This Must Know Guide is intended to provide a summary guide for chief executives on the importance and role of the Annual Statement of Accounts.

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Learning from councils which faced finance and governance challenges

In September 2022, the LGA commissioned Human Engine to conduct a desktop study on five councils with experience of finance and governance challenges which led to either a S114 report or a capitalisation direction with a governance review at the time the research was commissioned.

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A councillor’s workbook on influencing skills

This workbook has been designed as a distance learning aid for local councillors. It is intended to assist councillors to gain and develop key skills which will help you to be most effective in your role.

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Police staff council earnings survey 2023

The survey was sent to police forces in England and Wales in order to inform on-going national negotiations by providing accurate and up to date information about the composition of the workforce and provide a means for costing claims, offers and their consequences.

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Early education and childcare resource pack

A child’s earliest years are their foundation; if we give them a great start, they have a much better chance of fulfilling their potential as they grow up. This resource pack looks at the responsibilities and role of councils when it comes to education and childcare, outlines funding entitlements and legislation all of which are incredibly important when it comes to supporting our youngest residents.

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Must know: The role of a council leader in improving outcomes for children

Is your council in a strong position to continue to improve outcomes for children and young people and their families? This guide, specifically developed for the council leader, has been shaped by current and former leaders, lead members and chief executives with experience of children’s services improvement.

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The path to inclusive footways

The design and maintenance of footways, affects how useable they are for different people. This independent report by Sustrans and Transport for All, commissioned by the LGA, details the barriers faced by people accessing the footway, the challenges facing local authorities when making footways accessible.

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