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Must knows children: Early years

Effective, high quality early years provision makes a difference to young children, helping to break the cycle of disadvantage to give them a good start in life. It is a key element of early help and leads to better developmental outcomes and readiness to learn.

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Must knows children: Making best use of scarce resources

When problems first arise in families, early help is not only beneficial for children but essential for making the best use of resources.

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Making every contact count – taking every opportunity to improve health and wellbeing

How do we make the most of each and every opportunity to help people improve their health and wellbeing? Making every contact count (MECC) is an approach to improving health and reducing health inequalities developed by the NHS and local government.

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Guide to the Care Act 2014 and the implications for providers

The Care Act 2014, together with a range of regulations and statutory guidance, is the base upon which social care will develop over the next few decades.

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Our ambition for children and young people

Since then we have consulted widely with children and young people and with partners in the public and voluntary sectors, and have now set out a clear set of shared ambitions for children that we would seek to deliver in the context of ‘rewired' public services.

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Transforming property and services

The case studies in this booklet demonstrate the strengthening relationships with partners that are so critical to the success of a ‘one public estate’ approach.

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Enabling learning, development and improvement

This publication shares some of the experiences and opinions of local government officers, elected members and others who have participated as peers in the LGA Corporate Peer Challenge Programme. The contributions featured show that the benefits are wide, varied and sometimes personal. But there are some common themes that emerge from many of the experiences shared.

Peer challenges
Sector-led improvement
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Enabling learning, development and improvement

This publication shares some of the experiences and opinions of local government officers, elected members and others who have participated as peers in the LGA Corporate Peer Challenge Programme. The contributions featured show that the benefits are wide, varied and sometimes personal. But there are some common themes that emerge from many of the experiences shared.

Peer challenges
Sector-led improvement
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The Health and Wellbeing System Improvement Programme June 2014

2013/14 has been a busy and challenging first year of operation for all Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) and their local systems. There is an overwhelming sense – articulated in a number of independent reports published in late 2013 – that the transfer of public health has gone well in all 152 areas, and that all HWBs have made a strong and enthusiastic start.

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Leadership essentials: Fire and Rescue programme

This programme is aimed at helping elected members with leading roles on fire and rescue authorities/ county councils to become more effective leaders of improvement. Benefits of attending will include opportunities to:

Councillor development
Re-thinking local

Re-thinking local

The coronavirus pandemic has redefined how we all think about where and how we live.

Re-thinking local: full publication

Re-thinking local: full publication

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