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A Youth Justice System that Works for Children

The LGA alongside the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) and the Association of Youth Offending Teams (YOT) Managers, have produced this joint policy position paper highlighting the challenges facing the youth justice system.

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Must know: Is your council doing all it can to improve mental health?

Mental health problems are on the increase, with a rising demand on services and increasing complexity of need. This was happening before COVID-19, but the pandemic has undoubtedly made the situation worse. Local government makes a vital contribution to promoting good mental health and need to continue to invest in this to ensure good mental health in their communities.

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Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: Round 30 - October 2021

The LGA measures resident satisfaction with councils every three to four months. This report presents the results of the thirtieth round of polling conducted in October 2021.

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Police Staff Council England & Wales handbook

The Police Staff Council (PSC) handbook, including November 2021 updates.

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Equality Framework for Local Government (EFLG) 2021

The Equality Framework has been updated to reflect the latest legislation affecting equality such as Gender Pay Gap reporting, the changing context of the local government sector and equality in Britain as well as in response to other significant issues that might affect equality including the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the increased focus on race equality as a result of the Black Lives Matter movement and the health inequities highlighted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Must know: integrated health and care, How do you know your council is doing all it can to promote integration to improve health and social care outcomes at a time of change?

Must Know: Integrated health and care - How do you know your council is doing all it can to promote integration to improve health and social care outcomes at a time of change?

This Must Know includes examples of health and care systems that have focused on developing strong partnerships both across the system at integrated care systems (ICS) level and in place-based partnerships and updates the 2020 Must Know on integration.

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Supporting children and young people with their mental health and emotional wellbeing

The following case studies stand as examples of good practice, success stories and promising initiatives in supporting young people with their mental health.

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LGA business plan 2019-2022, 2021 update

The coming year will be a huge challenge for local government as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuilds lives and livelihoods. As we learn to live with the virus, it will be councils who lead their communities through every aspect of that recovery.

Working in partnership. How councils can work with the voluntary sector to increase civic participation.

Working in partnership: How councils can work with the voluntary and community sector to increase civic participation?

Local democracy is strongest when there are high levels of civic representation, where citizens voices are heard and taken into account in local decision-making. However, not all individuals in society feel they can participate equally in the civic arena. This research focuses on how councils can work with their local voluntary and community sector to improve civic participation of underrepresented groups.

Build back local

Valuing and understanding local difference is what will truly enable us to level up.

Build back local: Building back better

Read the full 2021 LGA Annual Conference paper.

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