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Collaborative Climate Change Approach: GLA & London Councils

To limit global warming to 1.5°C, as set in the Paris Agreement, a collaborative approach must be adopted by local authorities. We were pleased to welcome Kate Hand, Head of Climate Change at London’s Future Directorate, for London Councils, and Karen Soria, Senior Policy and Programmes Officer, Environment, at the Greater London Authority, to our Local Government Climate Action Conference 2023.

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The Power of Partnerships in Ending Homelessness with Crisis

Finding solutions to UK Homelessness remains one of the country's most significant challenges. With approximately 309,000, or 1 in 182 people homeless in England (Shelter, 2023), we were delighted to welcome Sarah Walters to outline the vital role of partnerships in tackling homelessness.

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Providing Equal STEM Opportunities to Inspire Students

Maria Rossini, head of education at the British Science Association, spoke at our recent STEM in Schools Conference about equal opportunities to inspire all students into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

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Online Safety in Education: Safeguarding in the Digital Age

As technology becomes an integral part of education, ensuring online safety for students is increasingly important. The digital age offers vast educational opportunities, but it also poses significant risks, including cyberbullying, data breaches, and exposure to inappropriate content.

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Whole-Organisation Change: A Holistic Approach to Wellbeing by Kim Leadbeater MP

Kim Leadbeater MP, is the Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Tackling Loneliness and Connected Communities. She spoke at our Mental Health in the Workplace Conference, on Raising the Profile of Wellbeing to Achieve Whole-Organisation Culture Change.

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Learning from Commercial Activity in Local Government Over the Last Decade

With inflation and energy prices eating into budgets, local authorities across the UK are facing increasing challenges to deliver services. In this video, the National Audit Office discusses the capital framework guidance for local government commercial activity and the importance of low risk investments to generate income.

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Government Update: The Illegal Migration Act 2023

The Illegal Migration Act changes the law so that those who arrive in the UK illegally will not be able to stay here. This update provides an overview of the key points of the act, highlighting which sections are in force now and what this means for those seeking asylum in the UK.

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Delivering Social Value for Communities through Commercial Ventures

In the last 10 years, local government have lost nearly £16 billion of funding in central government cuts. In this video, Sevenoaks District Council share how developments, investments and regeneration of assets have added bot social value to the local community and helped the council become self-sufficient from direct central government funding.

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Co-Producing and Delivering Refugee-Led Strategies  

Home Office figures show that the UK offered protection to 22,648 people through asylum and resettlement in the year ending March 2022. In this video, Lancashire County Council Refugee Integration Team share how they have collaborated with refugees to design and deliver strategies which are led by those with lived experience to ensure people are receiving the support they need.

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Working in Partnership to Support Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children

Local authorities and organisations have a duty to protect unaccompanied asylum seeking children when they are in their care. In this video, Bristol City Council discusses the partnership work they have undertaken with local stakeholders to best support unaccompanied asylum seeking children and provide the them with the care they need.

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Improving Outcomes for Children in Care

According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2022 82,170 children were recorded as being looked after by local authorities in England. In this video, Become discuss improving the outcomes of children in care and the importance of listening to care leavers to understand what is meant by a successful care leaver story.

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Working with Local Stakeholders to Prevent and Tackle Child Sexual Exploitation

An estimated 1 in 20 children in the UK have been sexually abused. In this video, Barnardos break down safeguarding systems to highlight the complexities of exploitation and how systems can seem overwhelming for young people. Building upon this, they address the importance of working together to meet children’s needs and improve services.

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