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Councils' role supporting the digital skills pipeline
LGA: COVID-19 has created ‘perfect storm’ of health inequalities
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Tackling child exploitation: resources pack
As local leaders and community representatives, councillors have responsibilities to help protect children in their area. Being aware of the signs of child exploitation, understanding what to do if you have concerns and knowing what questions to be asking of local services is key. This resources pack explores this, and showcases innovative work going on around the country to prevent child exploitation.
LGA responds to latest estimated Long Covid prevalence data
“All of us involved in the pandemic response need to have an honest debate about the potential implications of Long Covid on resources and capacity, not just in terms of pressures on the NHS, but also on our overstretched and under-pressure social care system and other vital council services."
LGA – Licensing powers need to cover public health
Giving councils the powers to consider the public health impact of licensing decisions is vital to protect communities from harm, reduce NHS costs and save lives, the Local Government Association says today.
Lewisham Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme - Co-production with the Young Mayors Team
Co-production and collaboration with stakeholders and communities is one key element that contributes to the success of interventions and programmes.
Investment in grassroots and community sport facilities integral to capturing Team GB legacy
Investment in sport and leisure facilities, from financial support, to strategic partnership working between central and local government and community organisations is essential in increasing the development of young people, preparing them with vital life skills and healthy habits.
This online resource outlines the key roles councils play in supporting local skills progression and highlights a number of successful interventions undertaken to date.
LGA responds to NAO interim report on test and trace
Responding to a National Audit Office interim report on the Government’s approach to test and trace in England, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
Christmas shoppers warned about risk of buying illegal, unsafe toys online
Christmas shoppers are being urged to be vigilant when buying toys online this year, and to look out for tell-tale signs of fake and potentially dangerous products as criminals exploit a festive surge in demand for toys
Local Plan Housing Allocations Survey - research report
In September and October 2020 the Local Government Association (LGA) conducted a survey of Heads of Planning of English local authorities with responsibility for planning. The purpose of this survey was to estimate the number of dwellings allocated in local plans which had not yet either received permission or were yet under consideration.
LGA responds to £46m Changing Futures scheme
“Councils have played a crucial role during the pandemic using local knowledge and expertise to fight the virus and protect people who are vulnerable in our communities."
A glass half-full: using asset-based approaches to improve local health and wellbeing – 10 years on, 10 December 2020
Download the presentations from this webinar.
LGA responds to new government figures on looked after children
"Councils are now looking after nearly 16,000 more children than they were 10 years ago."
Rough Sleeping Peer Support
The Rough Sleeping Peer Support offer forms part of the LGA’s refocused support to help local government and communities address COVID-19 and its consequences. The offer involves the delivery of a programme of dynamic and inclusive Delivery & Impact Panels.
LGA responds to Ombudsman report on councils’ children in care services
Responding to a report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman on councils’ children in care services, Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said:
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