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Councillor workbook: chairing skills

Chairing a meeting is one of the windows that local communities have into your council.

Councillor development
Chief executives' 'must know' for children's services

Chief executives' 'must know' for children's services

This publication has been shaped by chief executives who are either former directors of children’s services or for other reasons have been closely associated with leading improvement journeys in council children’s services.

Councillors' Census 2018 - report FINAL cover

National census of local authority councillors 2018

The LGA has carried out the eighth Census of Local Authority Councillors in England.

Research
Must knows education COVER

Must know for education

Despite considerable changes in national education policy and school organisation over recent years, councils retain the bulk of their statutory duties. They have a key role as champions of educational excellence for all children and young people in their areas.

Councillor development
Must knows: Special educational needs and disability COVER

Must know: special educational needs and disability

Councils, schools, colleges and health services must work together to support children and young people with special needs and disabilities.

Must know: youth services COVER

Must know for youth services

Councils have a statutory duty to “secure, so far as is reasonably practicable, sufficient provision of educational and recreational leisure-time activities for young people” and to make sure young people have a say in the local offer.

Homelessness Reduction Act Survey 2018 - survey report COVER

Homelessness Reduction Act Survey 2018 - survey report

In November 2018 the LGA conducted a survey of councils to gather information on their experience of the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) since its implementation.

Research
Supporting young parents to reach their full potential COVER

Supporting young parents to reach their full potential

Councils have a major role in ensuring your parents get the help they need, whether it is through the services they commission or deliver. Health visitors, family nurse partnerships, early years, children’s centres, youth services and the voluntary sector all have a key role to play.

Public health transformation six years on: partnerships and prevention

Public health transformation six years on: partnerships and prevention

In 2019, despite the huge financial constraints facing public health and councils overall, public health teams have continued to do an excellent job across the whole spectrum of activity.