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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.

Get in on the Act Domestic Abuse Act 2021

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.

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

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.

Accessing support: the role of the voluntary and community sector during COVID-19 COVER

Accessing support: the role of the voluntary and community sector during COVID-19

The purpose of this document is to provide councils and their community and voluntary sector partners with a briefing on the role and contribution of the community and voluntary sector and the use of volunteers in local and national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Resumption of live sport - brief guidance note

This note provides a brief overview of councils’ regulatory responsibilities where there is a relevant sports ground in their area, to assist senior officers and members in seeking assurance on this issue. More detailed guidance for operational leads has been developed by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA).

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Councillor guidance on emergency response structures

This short note has been produced as a supplement to our earlier Local Government Association (LGA) councillor guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak and sits alongside our new COVID-19 workbook for leaders and cabinet members.

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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