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A councillor’s guide to cyber security

Cyber security is crucial to ensuring services are kept up and running and to ensuring the public's trust in councils with their information. A cyber attack could have very serious consequences - disrupting services and damaging a council’s reputation. Healthy cyber security is key to the efficient and productive running of every council.

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Public Spaces Protection Orders: Guidance for councils

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), introduced in 2014, sit amongst a broad range of powers and tools to help tackle anti-social behaviour locally. PSPOs are aimed at ensuring public spaces can be enjoyed free from anti-social behaviour.

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Tackling modern slavery: a council guide

The purpose of this guide for councils is to increase awareness of modern slavery and provide clarity for councils on their role in tackling it.

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Fire and rescue services in England: a guide for police and crime panel members

The LGA has produced the document with Police and Crime Panel members in mind as its primary audience, but we hope it will also be of use to others who have an interest in developing their knowledge of how this essential public service is structured and governed.

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Councillor workbook: bribery and fraud prevention

Elected members have a range of statutory and moral obligations to protect the assets of their authority and need to equip themselves with the knowledge to deal with enquiries and question from residents.

Councillor development
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Adult safeguarding and domestic abuse: a guide to support practitioners and managers: Second edition

The purpose of this guide is to help staff to give better informed and more effective support to people who need an adult safeguarding service because of domestic abuse.

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Community engagement on female genital mutilation

These case studies provide some examples of how councils and their partners have been working with women and girls to raise awareness of FGM.

Community safety survey 2016

The survey was conducted by the LGA's Research and Information team in October-November 2016 in order to gather information about how community safety partnerships (CSP)/county strategy groups (CSG) and councils' community safety services currently operate.

Research
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Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 (Get in on the Act)

An introduction to the Act and further information on the Local Government Association (LGA) campaign work.

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Psychoactive Substances Act: A council guide

The Psychoactive Substances Act came into effect on 26 May 2016. The Act bans the production, distribution, sale and supply of psychoactive substances. The LGA lobbied for a ban of psychoactive substances and supported the Act as it progressed through Parliament and became law.