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Coronavirus: information for councils
Cllr James Jamieson: investment in local services vital to our national recovery
Councils respond to COVID-19 Winter Plan
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LGA responds to Children’s Commissioner for England’s report on the future of children’s social care
“Children’s services were already under strain prior to the pandemic, but those pressures have been exacerbated by COVID-19."
Spending Review investment in local services vital to our national economic and social recovery
Now is not the time for the services our communities will turn to for help to have to be drastically scaled back or lost altogether.
“Councils have been calling for urgent certainty and clarity about what to expect after the national lockdown ends and it is good that the Government has listened and provided this much-needed announcement."
Libraries advocacy webinar: public health, 23 November 2020
Download the presentation from this webinar.
Some rough sleepers could be forced to stay out in the cold this winter to avoid risk of infection
Some people sleeping rough in some areas could be forced to stay out in the cold this winter to avoid a risk of infection in unsafe settings, due to shortfalls in funding and appropriate accommodation for councils to use, a new report for the Local Government Association warns today.
LGA: More than a million young people in England could be missing full-time education
More than a million young people in England could be missing formal full-time education, fuelled by significant gaps in education legislation, rising child support needs and a lack of funding.
Children missing education
This research was commissioned by the Local Government Association in December 2019 in response to a growing concern that more and more children were missing out on their entitlement to a formal full-time education.
Fire Safety Bill: Report Stage, House of Lords, 17 November 2020
To ensure the legislation is successful in protecting lives, national government must ensure that local government is reimbursed for any additional costs arising out of the operational changes mandated by this Bill.
November 2020: How Surrey Heath’s virtual internships became a ‘bright spot’ of 2020
Alex Buckwell and Sarah Bainbridge from the Transformation Service at Surrey Heath tell us what they learnt from ‘going virtual’, why they would
Post-coronavirus boom in social housing needed to tackle spiralling council housing waiting lists - new report reveals
A post-pandemic building boom of 100,000 new social homes for rent each year would not only meet demand for affordable homes but deliver a £14.5 billion boost to the economy.
LGA: Local government must be able to lead shoulder-to-shoulder with NHS on COVID-19 vaccination drive
The LGA said the Government and NHS must utilise the knowledge and experience of directors of public health when it comes to distributing a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
Debate on regulation and prevention of online harm - House of Commons, 19 November 2020
The internet has created a powerful medium for the exploitation and abuse of children on an international scale and makes it harder to monitor abuse and bullying. Social media has provided a platform for the sharing of harmful images and information affecting self-esteem, self-image and mental health. These issues must be tackled on a local to national to international level.
Joint circular No. 114 - police staff council handbook: part 3 guidance on police staff misconduct procedures
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