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Councillor workbook: scrutiny of finance

This workbook will provide you with an understanding of the principles and practicalities of scrutinising the financial affairs of your council

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Councillors workbook on handling casework

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’.

Councillor development
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Making Safeguarding Personal: For safeguarding adults boards

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.

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Making Safeguarding Personal: What might 'good' look like for the police?

The police play a critical part in safeguarding adults both on the frontline and at a strategic level as statutory partners on safeguarding adults boards.

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Making Safeguarding Personal: What might 'good' look like for advocacy?

Advocacy plays a critical part in safeguarding adults, both on the front line, and at a strategic level as a partner on safeguarding adults boards.

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The cumulative impacts of welfare reform - a national picture

The Local Government Association commissioned the Learning and Work Institute and Policy in Practice to review the cumulative impact of welfare reform on people, communities and services.

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The local impacts of welfare reform

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.

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Councillor workbook: facilitation and conflict resolution

As a community leader, you can play a pivotal role in keeping close to your residents and understanding their needs, views and concerns.

Councillor development
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Councillor workbook: community leadership

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.

Councillor development
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Councillor workbook: acting on climate change

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.

Councillor development