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Youth justice resource pack

Councils are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of all young people in their areas. When it comes to youth justice, that responsibility means working with young people to prevent them from coming into the youth justice system in the first place, and supporting those who do to make sure it doesn’t define them, and they still have good life chances.

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Your first ten days as a lead member for children's services

This guide is intended to help provide some structure to your first few days in office, and to cut through some of the initial ‘noise’, so that you can focus on what’s important straight away, and what you need to be thinking about going forward. 

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Working with schools to improve the health of school-aged children

While the health of older people gets lots of attention in the debate about the future of the NHS and the ageing population, there has been a host of warnings about the state of children’s health too.

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Working with faith groups to promote health and wellbeing

There is a growing body of research which shows how faith groups can have a positive impact on both the health of their members and wider communities.

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Working with business to improve the health of our communities: case studies

This resource describes how public health in a number of councils has started to use the opportunities of a local government setting to improve health and wellbeing.

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Working to support positive parenting and relationships. What can councils do?

A set of case studies showing how councils can support positive parenting and relationships.

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Workforce Focus

The primary aim of this document is to help senior HR professionals and their teams to develop local action plans for workforce improvement by providing facts and ideas.

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Workforce data standards

The final workforce data standards have been published by the LGA, DCSF and its partners. A review process will revisit the standards but no changes will be made to the data standards without full consultation with all partners and the sector as a whole.

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Work Local Consultation: analysis of feedback - September 2017

This report summarises the key feedback messages from the LGA ‘Work Local’ consultation which ran between 5 July and 5 September 2017.

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Work Local - Our vision for Employment and Skills

We have one of the most centralised employment and skills systems in the developed world. Different central government departments and their agencies are directly responsible for employment and skills policy, design, funding and oversight. Local areas have little ability to influence priorities, funding or delivery.