Dealing with the people in your community, understanding the issues and concerns they face, and being equipped with the skills, confidence and ability to take action in response to their queries, is an important and valued role for any councillor. The problems and issues local people raise with you are often referred to as ‘casework’.
These steps underline that development of Making Safeguarding Personal is not simply about a focus on personalised front line practice. It requires a whole system approach across and within organisations.
The report from the Learning and Work Institute reviews and draws together a wide range of existing research on the impact of the reforms to identify key challenges and priorities for future policy making and local delivery.
Councillors are uniquely placed to develop strategies, shape thinking and take an active lead locally because they have been democratically elected to represent the interests of the people and the council.
This workbook is a learning aid for councillors on the roles, opportunities and drivers for council-led action on the changing climate, both to reduce local carbon emissions and to build resilience to extreme weather.