How to help statutory officers do their duties
Clare Hardy looks at how councils can involve statutory officers effectively in decision-making and help avoid the need to issue section 5 or section 114 reports.
Local authorities and coronavirus
Tiffany Cloynes and Clare Hardy of Geldards look at the implications of the pandemic for the way local authorities operate, and the adjustments they need to make.
Local authorities and local lockdown
Tiffany Cloynes and Clare Hardy examine the new local lockdown regulations and outline the crucial issues councils need to address in order to use their powers effectively.
What are councils’ obligations towards children and social care in their area?
Clare Hardy highlights the range of existing obligations in relation to children and social care that councils must ensure they are meeting.
Managing local authority responsibilities
The need for local authorities to manage their 'delicate balancing act' can be particularly challenging when resources are tight or demands for services are high, say Tiffany Cloynes and Clare Hardy.