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The Fire and Rescue Service: Making our Nation Safer

‘Investing in our nation's future: The first 100 days of the next government' was launched last year by the LGA. It set out the challenges any new government will face in May 2015 and provided a local government offer that will help them deal with the most pressing issues.

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The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014: Implementing the community trigger

This guidance sets out the statutory requirements for agencies and explores how the community trigger might be implemented locally.

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Tackling child sexual exploitation: A resource pack for councils

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a terrible crime with destructive and far reaching consequences for victims, their families, and society. It is not limited to any particular geography, ethnic or social background, and all councils should assume that CSE is happening in their area and take proactive action to prevent it.

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National Graduate Development Programme: 2015 information pack

The National Graduate Development Programme (ndgp) is a development programme for high-calibre graduates wishing to pursue a management career in local government.

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Delivering housing growth – A collection of essays

Showcasing the positive approach that councils across the country are taking to deliver housing growth.

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Connecting health and wellbeing boards: a social media guide

Health and wellbeing boards have faced a steep learning curve since assuming their full statutory role in April 2013. This guide was undertaken in response to requests from people working with health and wellbeing boards where there was a real desire for social media to be used effectively to help the boards shape policy, explain decisions and deliver objectives.

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Healthwatch: On the board toolkit

This toolkit is part of the LGA's 'Healthwatch: On the Board' series, designed as a learning aid to support local Healthwatch representatives on their health and wellbeing board (HWB).

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Must knows adults: Making it real

One of the lessons from the inquiries into abuse and ill treatment at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and Winterbourne View assessment and treatment centre is that service providers need to develop more equal partnerships with people who use services and carers. This sort of partnership is often called ‘co-production' .

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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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Must knows children: Early help, corporate parenting and adoption

Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges at any stage in a child's life. The aim is to ensure problems do not escalate to become more acute, and more costly, to the detriment of children and families.

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