As a busy autumn approaches with party conferences and a potential General Election on the horizon, politicians are under more scrutiny in the public eye than usual. Both the media and the general public are paying more attention to what MPs and councillors are doing, and this can have an adverse effect on your safety […]
Local authorities are going to have to publish revised Statements of Gambling Policy by January next year. Rob Burkitt of the Gambling Commission explains how these can help councils better protect their communities.
A recent LGiU run webinar has prompted Roshni Mistry to wonder how – often very young – children can be kept out of gangs.
This article is taken from ‘Building a vibrant night time economy’, a report published by LGiU and Portman Group in July 2016. A vibrant night time economy brings with it many benefits. It is estimated to be worth £66bn a year to the UK economy and employs 1.3m people, so there is great potential for […]
John Fowler on the eye-catching statements made by the Prime Minister at last week's Downing Street summit on preventing child exploitation.
The probation service relies on partnerships between agencies, which have to tackle multiple problems. Without local leadership and coordination there is a real risk that these partnerships will not materialise. There are some cases of good practice to learn from. The Isle of Wight’s council has set up a partnership with its prisons and provides […]
Last month, LGiU submitted a response to the Government's 'Transforming Rehabilitation' consultation. In this blogpost we outline why we think the Government's proposals will not achieve their aims and the democratic perspective of local authorities has not been adequately considered in the consultation. Working with UNISON, the LGiU advocates a different model for delivering rehabilitation services: Primary Justice.
Following last week's Police and Crime Commissioner elections, the LGiU has produced a handy guide for local authorities and others who are interested in the role of the PCCs and the implications for councils.
Below is an LGiU member briefing on Police and Crime Commissioners. It is available to all members and non-members of the LGiU. Members can access the PDF version here. Summary This is the fourth in a series of briefings focusing on Police and Crime Commissioners before the first elections on 15 November. Media coverage remains focused […]
It’s one of the most radical policies of the coalition, it could make a huge difference to policing in England and Wales, writes Mark D’Arcy, but almost no-one outside the politeratti is talking about the impending arrival of elected Police and Crime Commissioners. Who will they be? What will they do? And how will they work with other local agencies.