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LGA responds to launch of government adoption strategy

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the publication of DfE's Adoption Strategy.


Water safety should start in the classroom – LGA

“Ahead of the first ever World Drowning Prevention Day, it is more important than ever to highlight the need to be aware of water safety."

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LGA responds to the return of Parkrun events

“Our public parks and green spaces are some of our most cherished local services that benefit people of all ages and backgrounds, and as one of the largest providers of these facilities councils are committed to ensuring these spaces continue to be accessible for everyone.”

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LGA statement: self-isolation exemptions guidance

Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the publication of government guidance on exemptions from self-isolation for critical workers.

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LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on permitted development

"The Committee shares our concerns over the quality of homes built under permitted development rights and the adverse impact this could have on our high streets, which councils want to see prosper and thrive, with a vibrant range of uses, including retail, culture, sport and leisure. This is why we would like to see the permitted development right removed."

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LGA responds to Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy

Councils are determined to help tackle violence against women and girls (VAWG) in our local communities, and work alongside police, the NHS, and charities to make sure we do all we can to protect women and girls from all forms of abuse.


LGA responds to CQC data on deaths involving COVID-19 in care homes

“Every life lost to COVID-19 is a tragedy and it is heartbreaking for families who lost loved ones who were living in care homes and unable to be as close to them in their final moments, as we would all wish, due to restrictions."


LGA responds to Autism Strategy

“This new strategy, the first of its kind to cover children and young people as well as adults, rightly focuses on supporting autistic people to live their lives in their communities, widening the focus beyond social care and health services.

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LGA responds to Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report on health in coastal communities

“No community should miss out on the opportunity for better health and wellbeing, if we are to build back better from the pandemic.”

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LGA responds to Building Beautiful Places announcement

Cllr David Renard, Housing Spokesperson for the Local Government Association, responds to the written ministerial statement on Building Beautiful Places.