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The role of councils in improving access to affordable credit and financial services for low-income households

This guide offers councils ideas and experience to enable them to make the best use of available resources, maximise the effectiveness and value of their local approaches and to ensure that they are well placed to drive forward positive change in the provision of affordable and responsible finance, for the people and communities that need it the most.

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Must Know: Online harms

The purpose of this guide is to raise awareness about online harms and empower councillors by providing an introduction to online risks, an overview of the Online Safety Bill, key considerations, signposting to useful resources, as well as a checklist to support effective decision making.

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Your first ten days as a lead member for children's services

This guide is intended to help provide some structure to your first few days in office, and to cut through some of the initial ‘noise’, so that you can focus on what’s important straight away, and what you need to be thinking about going forward. 

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Planning, commissioning, funding and supporting post-16 high needs students

In January 2020, the Local Government Association, the Association of Colleges and Natspec commissioned acl consulting to undertake a review of arrangements for planning, commissioning, funding, and supporting provision for post-16 high needs students.

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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.

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A child-centred recovery

This document outlines our ambitions for a child-centred recovery, drawing together every aspect of policy and service delivery to create the places people want to live in and plan for the future.

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Evaluation of the LGA Sector Led Improvement programme for Children’s Services

Findings of the evaluation, undertaken by Shared Intelligence, of the Children’s Services SLI Programme delivered by the LGA.

Sector-led improvement
Changes to local authority powers and duties: Adoption, fostering and care planning and health protection resulting from Coronavirus Regulations 2020 COVER

Changes to local authority powers and duties resulting from Coronavirus Regulations 2020: Adoption, fostering and care planning and health protection

This is a guide to the provisions of the Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 including amendments, and to new, modified or suspended local government powers and duties applicable to local authorities in England only up to 2 June 2020.

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Changes to local authority powers and duties resulting from Coronavirus Regulations 2020: school admissions

A guide to the provisions of the School Admissions (England) (Coronavirus) (Appeals Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations and to new, modified or suspended local government powers and duties applicable to English councils.

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Building resilience: how local partnerships are supporting children and young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing

Too many children and young people nationally do not receive the support they need to improve their mental health and wellbeing. There is ample evidence that, despite increased investment in, and policy focus on, mental health services for children and young people, the numbers of children and young people requiring support are going up.

Re-thinking local

The coronavirus pandemic has redefined how we all think about where and how we live.

Re-thinking local: full publication

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