Local Government Association

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‘Funding must be delivered where it is needed most’ – LGA responds to walking and cycling routes fund

"Transport is the biggest source of carbon emissions in the UK and thousands of people are prematurely killed every year from traffic related pollution. As a country, we can’t meet our climate change targets and clean our toxic air without increasing levels of walking and cycling within our local communities."

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‘Funding must be delivered where it is needed most’ – LGA responds to walking and cycling routes fund

Children’s social care reform: implementation strategy and consultation

Keeping children safe is one of the most important roles a council fulfils. While England remains one of the safest places in the world to grow up thanks to the tireless work of our children’s services colleagues and their partners, we agree that significant reform is needed to ensure the right systems are in place to not only protect children, but to help them and their families to thrive.

Children’s social care reform: implementation strategy and consultation

Local public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty

The LGA is calling on the Government to urgently publish the Public Health Grant funding allocations. Time is running out for councils to set budgets and spending plans and to make critical decisions on renewing contracts for vital public health services.

Local public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty

LGA responds to ADCS safeguarding report

“These figures highlight the increasing numbers of vulnerable children in need of vital support and the huge pressures on council services", said Cllr Louise Gittins, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board.

LGA responds to ADCS safeguarding report

LGA responds to Ofsted Annual Report 2021/22

It is positive that this report recognises significant improvements from councils in providing children’s services, despite the many challenges they face in the education, said Cllr Louise Gittins, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board.

LGA responds to Ofsted Annual Report 2021/22

NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership and the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network: Reducing self-harm in older people

Research published in The Lancet in 2018 (Morgan et al) found that there is an elevated risk of suicide in older people who self-harm, yet older people do not always get access to specialist care. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource.

NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership and the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network: Reducing self-harm in older people

Online Safety Bill, Committee Stage (Recommittal), House of Commons, 13 & 15 December 2022

The LGA supports the overall aims of the Online Safety Bill (OSB), which makes provisions for Ofcom to regulate certain internet services. The regulation proposed in this Bill is aimed at ensuring platforms have systems and processes in place to deal with illegal and harmful content and their associated risk.

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Online Safety Bill, Committee Stage (Recommittal), House of Commons, 13 & 15 December 2022