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Looming cuts threaten 'another Rotherham', says Mark Rogers Subscription Required

3-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Kate Youde

Solace president says tackling abuse is ‘number one cause’

PCT abolition 'sank IT savings plan'

3-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Mark Smulian

Auditors find Herefordshire designed system to work with PCT but CCG did not want to retain project

Brandon Lewis

DCLG 'error' admission may stall borough's legal action

3-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Mark Smulian

Figures disputed in Islington ‘office to residential’ row

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Call to build care homes on surplus land Subscription Required

3-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Kate Youde

Former care minister urges NHS trusts to sell surplus land to build enough care homes and supported living apartments to meet increasing demand

Louise Casey

Eligibility criteria set for expanded Troubled Families work Subscription Required

2-Sep-2014 0:01 am | By Mark Smulian

Councils gain freedoms over eligibility but new payment criteria introduced

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Nick Golding

Blame game must not obscure the quest for truth in Rotherham

3-Sep-2014 | By Nick Golding

There is little evidence to suggest Rotherham has a unique problem with child abuse and only honest debate can uncover the scale of this crime, writes LGC acting editor Nick Golding

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Sandra Horley

Domestic violence demands a national response Subscription Required

3-Sep-2014 | By Sandra Horley

Service provision should not be at the discretion of local authorities, says Refuge’s Sandra Horley

Sarah Tanburn

Interim managers can be the axe-wielders Subscription Required

2-Sep-2014 | By Sarah Tanburn

Sarah Tanburn, currently interim director at City of York Council, on the mutual benefits of the interim role

A 'northern powerhouse' will be built on improved infrastructure Subscription Required

29-Aug-2014 | By Sir Howard Bernstein

The current constraints on our transport networks adversely affect our competitiveness, says Manchester’s Sir Howard Bernstein

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Using technology to deliver social care

16-Jul-2014 | By Hannah Fearn

Faced with an ageing population and the implications of the Care Act, councils are turning to new working practices to deliver social care. Hannah Fearn reports on an LGC and Serco roundtable

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Carl Brooks

But what does 'digital' mean?

7-Aug-2014 | By Carl Brooks

There now needs to be an invest-to-save mentality around the digital future as it becomes a key plank of cost reduction, says Capita’s Carl Brooks

Catherine Brogan

Public Health: Current challenges and future direction

24-Jul-2014 | By Catherine Brogan, Rob McCargow

Phast’s Catherine Brogan and Cadence Partners’ Rob McCargow outline four key action points

Mark Rogers

Ending abuse must be our priority Subscription Required

3-Sep-2014 | By Mark Rogers

Mark Rogers: I want to see something different happen in the light of the Rotherham report

Inside Out: child safety takes precedence over council reputation Subscription Required

2-Sep-2014

Every officer and councillor should read the Jay report into Rotherham, LGC’s council chief insider writes

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Hannah Needham

Smart commissioning reboots early help services Subscription Required

3-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Needham

Worcestershire CC pooled internal budgets and used an innovative approach to commissioning to improve family and children’s services

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