Local Government Association

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Debate on the prevention of spiking incidents, House of Commons 11 January 2023

From Autumn 2021 there has been a concerning increase in reports of spiking, including a new trend of allegations of substances being administered by needles rather than through drinks. Councils take these allegations extremely seriously and have worked with the police and other partners to respond swiftly to these reports.

Debate on the prevention of spiking incidents, House of Commons 11 January 2023

Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill Second Reading, House of Commons, 11 January 2023

The LGA broadly welcomes the Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill, which would make provision about the regulation of supported exempt accommodation; make provision about local authority oversight of, and enforcement powers relating to, the provision of supported exempt accommodation; and for connected purposes.

Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill Second Reading, House of Commons, 11 January 2023

Major child safeguarding concerns in out-of-school settings prompt renewed calls from councils for tougher powers

Tougher powers are needed for councils to oversee and regulate out-of-school settings (OOSS) – including being able to shut down illegal schools – after an independent report commissioned by the Government uncovered major safeguarding concerns.

The Department for Education funded a pilot in 16 council areas over an 18-month period into the oversight of OOSS, examining safeguarding risks and existing legal powers available to councils.

Major child safeguarding concerns in out-of-school settings prompt renewed calls from councils for tougher powers

Fire and rescue services joint circulars 2021

NJC 5/21 – CPD payments uplift 2021 NJC 4/21 – Pay award 2021 NJC/3/21 – Pay offer and Platinum Jubilee additional public holiday NJC/2/21 - Inclusive

Fire and rescue services joint circulars 2021