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Munro Review of Child Protection, Final Report

The final report from the Munro Review of Child Protection sets out 15 recommendations aimed at reforming the child protection system from being over bureaucratic and concerned with process compliance to being child-centred, with a focus on provision of effective help.

England & Wales
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Safer and Active Communities: the Baroness Newlove report

This briefing summarises this report which makes proposals on how to strengthen and support local communities, and provide them with new powers and resources. It comments on its relevance to councils in view of the Baroness' move to the DCLG.

England & Wales
Members

Consumers Powering Growth – Better Choices: Better Deals

This briefing introduces the Government’s new Consumer Empowerment Strategy. It draws local authorities' attention to the implications and opportunities for their strategic, regulatory and service provider roles.

England & Wales
Members

Gypsies and Travellers: consultation on new planning statement

This briefing outlines the proposed planning framework for gypsy and traveller sites and context in which it will operate, and points to issues that require particular care in responding to the consultation which closes on 6 July

England & Wales
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CLG activity during Easter recess

A round-up of activity from CLG during the Easter recess, with special reference to the Best Value: new draft statutory guidance – Consultation.

England & Wales
Members

NHS "listening exercise"

The “listening exercise” on NHS reforms will continue until the end of May. This briefing gives details of how to respond and summarises issues of particular interest to local authorities.

England & Wales
Members

Supporting Communities and Neighbourhoods in Planning Project

The government has announced the allocation of £3.2 million worth of grants to organisations such as the RTPI for them to support communities involvement in local planning. This briefing comments on the announcement.

England & Wales