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LGA responds to PAC report into regulatory and product safety system

“Faulty products can cause life threatening injuries and even death, and the growth in popularity of online shopping which has been fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for council teams to enforce legislation."

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LGA responds to HMICFRS report on violence against women and girls

"Councils are determined to help tackle violence against women and girls 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."

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LGA responds to Beating Crime Plan

“We are pleased to see the planned extension of Project Adder, and it is good to see anti-social behaviour recognised as an issue to be tackled in this plan."

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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 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.

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LGA warns of unsafe products on online marketplaces

Online marketplace shoppers are being urged by councils to check for signs that a product will be safe before purchasing, amid reports of potentially dangerous products routinely being sold online. 

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Younger people more susceptible to being scammed

The LGA warns that text and call-based scams are on the rise and urges everyone to remind themselves of tell-tale signs that you may have been contacted by a scammer.

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LGA responds to Domestic Abuse Act guidance and regulations consultation

“The £125 million announced in the Spending Review for local authorities to implement the new statutory duty is good, but this funding is only for the 2021/22 financial year and councils would benefit from longer-term funding to allow for better planning and greater consistency for vital support services."

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LGA: Domestic abuse warning ahead of EURO 2020 kick-off

Councils and charities are raising awareness about domestic abuse and the help and support available ahead of EURO 2020 with a rise in referrals of cases of domestic abuse often seen during major football tournaments.

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LGA responds to Online Safety Bill announcement in Queen’s Speech

“Keeping people safe online while ensuring their rights, such as freedom of expression, are protected is crucial and we are pleased that the Online Safety Bill introduces measures to manage this."