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Second national analysis of Safeguarding Adult Reviews: April 2019 - March 2023

The purpose of the analysis was to identify priorities for sector-led improvement as a result of learning from SARs completed between 2019 and 2023, a period of time that included the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis builds on the findings of the first national analysis, published in 2020, which considered learning from SARs completed between 2017 and 2019.

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Navigating complexity: safeguarding adults amidst the cost of living crisis, hospital discharge and winter pressures

This insight project was developed to get a national temperature check of safeguarding adults’ activity during April 2022-March 2023, surrounding the impact of the cost of living crisis, hospital discharge and winter pressures.

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Domestic homicide review survey 2024

The Domestic Homicide Review Survey was sent to all local authorities in England in response to feedback to the Local Government Association regarding the costs and resourcing of Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs).

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Care and health career academies: What good looks like

Care and health career academies are relatively new initiatives, and the national picture is constantly evolving. This project was undertaken to develop a better understanding of care and health career academies in England. It aims to share emerging learning on the development of academies and insights as to what good looks like.

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Local government capacity survey: Legal services

The LGA has collected quantitative and qualitative legal services workforce data across different council service areas. This report highlights challenges in recruiting, developing and retaining staff across all legal disciplines, and increasing pressures facing legal teams.

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The Liberal Democrat Group Annual Report 2024

Liberal Democrats once again saw a year of net gain of councillors, including seizing control of Tunbridge Wells for the first time since the mid 1990s. From Winchester and Gloucester over to Watford and up to Preston and Barnsley, Lib Dems celebrated some excellent results.

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The Independent Group Annual Report 2024

The ascent of Independents and Green parties in the recent local elections is nothing short of breathtaking. Independents with Residents Associations gained 104 members and Greens increased by 74 members. In total, including the smaller parties, the group saw 464 members elected, a gain of 184 seats, on a par with Labour and leaving the Conservatives reeling with a loss of 474 seats.

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​​Engaging with MPs: A communications toolkit

This toolkit is designed to support councils and combined authorities in their engagement with Members of Parliament elected at the 2024 General Election.

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Our 100 offers to the new government

These are the 100 issues on which we are offering to work on with the new government.

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A councillor's workbook on supporting mentally healthier places

This workbook has been designed as a distance learning aid to support councillors to plan for and develop mentally healthier communities.

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