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Showcasing the value of democratic engagement in civil resilience: A collection of case studies

This publication highlights a collection of case studies produced to illustrate the significant benefits that can be achieved through the engagement of elected representatives in civil resilience activities.

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Council guide to tackling modern slavery

This revised modern slavery guidance provides an overview of modern slavery and the UK framework for tackling it, and provides targeted sections for officers working in different council services to help them understand their specific responsibilities.

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Public protection services: councillor handbook

This handbook provides an overview of council environmental health, trading standards and licensing services which collectively fall under the broad theme of public protection services, and are part of a spectrum of place-focused protective services.

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Code of Practice for councils responding to civil claims of non-recent child sexual abuse

This Code of Practice has been produced in response to a recommendation from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) as part of its investigation into accountability and reparations for victims and survivors of abuse.

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Countering extremism and tackling hate crime – how councils are driving innovation through partnership working

Working with agency and community partners, councils have a strong track record of responding to community cohesion challenges and are well placed to facilitate partnerships to counter extremism and tackle hate crime.

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Supporting modern slavery victims: guidance and good practice for council homelessness services

This new Local Government Association (LGA) guidance on modern slavery has been developed specifically for council officers leading and working in homelessness and housing services.

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Domestic Abuse Act 2021 (Get in on the Act)

The Domestic Abuse Act was first introduced in the House of Commons in the 2017-19 parliamentary session. Following the 2019 General Election, the Government re-introduced the Bill on 3rd March 2020, it completed its parliamentary stages on 27 April 2021 and received Royal Assent, becoming law, on 29 April 2021.

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Modern slavery in local government supply chains: modern slavery statement guidance and procedures

To accompany existing guidance on Modern Slavery transparency statements, this guide is aimed to give you practical advice on how to draft your first statement; what to include; where to publish it and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls as well as offer some practical procedural suggestions when carrying out supply chain due diligence.

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Scrutiny, counter-extremism and the Prevent duty

This guidance focuses on the role of local authorities, and those with whom they work directly. Their response to the threats from terrorism and extremism are driven in part by national policy, and in part by more local concerns – particularly around community cohesion and integration.

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Taking a public health approach to tackling serious violent crime: case studies

In this guide, we have pulled together a series of case studies to highlight some examples of best practice across local government.

Build back local

To build back better, we must build back local.

Build back local: Building back better

Read the full 2021 LGA Annual Conference paper.


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