New Associates at SEE

New Associates at SEE

Here at SEE we're always looking to extend and enhance the offerings to the organisations with whom we work and so we're delighted to let you know that we have two new associates at SEE as consultants.Sue Noble - Coaching and Mentoring Sue Noble is a highly...

The Apprenticeship Challenge is LIVE

The Apprenticeship Challenge is LIVE

Following the great success of the South East Challenge SEE, with our partners Breckland Training Services, is running a 'Apprenticeship Challenge' version tailored specially for those just starting their career in local government. The Apprentice Challenge is an...

SEGWARP is changing

SEGWARP is changing

SEGWARP is changing. The South East Government Warning, Advisory and Reporting Point network, bringing together those with a focus on cyber-security, has been in operation for over ten years now and so it was time to review the way it was managed. SEE has contracted...

Councillor Family Friendly Leave

Councillor Family Friendly Leave

Where are we with Councillor Family Friendly Leave? In 2017 the Fawcett Society report ‘Women in Local Government’ recommended that councils should adopt family friendly and parental leave to attract a wider group to consider becoming a councillor and to retain...

LGS Pay Negotiations Update

LGS Pay Negotiations Update

At the recent South East Regional Pay Briefing, Harry Honnor presented an LGS Pay Negotiations Update about the Trade Unions’ pay claim for 2020 and sought input from councils in our region. The response from the South East echoed the message that Harry had received...

Case Law: What constitutes a ‘signature’?

Case Law: What constitutes a ‘signature’?

A recent ruling in a case related to the sale of property could have wider implications as to what constitutes a 'signature' when creating a binding contract. The background of Neocleous & Anor v Rees [2019] EWHC 2462 (Ch) Rees owned a piece of land, a landing...

LGA review of the member model code of conduct

LGA review of the member model code of conduct

The LGA is undertaking a review of the member model code of conduct in response to the recommendations made by the Committee on Standards in Public Life, but also in response to rising local government concern about the increasing incidence of public, member-to-member...

LGA Online self-assessment tool

LGA Online self-assessment tool

The Local Government Association has developed a new online self-assessment tool which builds on the previous stocktake. This is designed to support local authorities in evaluating their cyber security on an ongoing basis. The tool will help local authorities to...

What is Environmental Health?

What is Environmental Health?

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health is running a campaign called ‘What is Environmental Health?’. This celebrates the dedication of practitioners and promotes the breadth of their work, which ranges from the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we...

Childhood vaccination coverage in England

Childhood vaccination coverage in England

On Thursday NHS Digital published the latest statistics on childhood vaccination coverage in England. While coverage remains strong, there is a further decline for a fifth year for all vaccines measured at 12 months, 24 months and five years and regional variation is...

Behavioural insights projects for councils

Behavioural insights projects for councils

The Local Government Association is inviting councils to apply for £20,000 grants to contribute towards the delivery of behavioural insights projects for councils. Public Health England already see great examples of behavioural insights being used across the country...

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