Best Practice

  • Championing the community

    April 20, 2017

    Cambridgeshire CC won the Excellence in Community Engagement prize at The MJ’s Local Government Excellence Awards 2016. Here’s how they did it.

  • We’re getting with the programme

    By Sarah Wright | April 20, 2017

    The national approach to safeguarding must be broadened if children’s services departments are to take into account risks from outside the family home, writes Sarah Wright.

  • A venture for change

    By Andy Howell | April 20, 2017

    Slough Urban Renewal, a 50:50 joint venture between Slough BC and Morgan Sindall, is focusing on delivering regeneration for the borough by transforming the physical environment and making a positive impact on people’s lives. Andy Howell explains.

  • Collective responsibility and local action can combat modern slavery

    By Meenal Sachdev | April 11, 2017

    Multi-agency working, sharing best practice and raising local awareness are the only ways for councils and their partners to eradicate modern slavery, argues Meenal Sachdev.

 
 

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