Resources

Local government

Association for Public Service Excellence
apse.org
Leads in the advancement of equitable employment for people with disabilities

Children's Workforce Development Council
cwdcouncil.org.uk
Aims to improve the lives of children, young people, their families and carers

Department of Communities and Local Government
communities.gov.uk
Works to create thriving, sustainable, vibrant communities that improve everyone's quality of life

Improvement and Development Agency
idea.gov.uk
Works for local government improvement so councils can serve people and places better. It is owned by the Local Government Association and belongs to local government

Info4Local
info4local.gov.uk
Information for people working in local public services. Get quick and easy access to the information you need from central government departments, agencies and public bodies

IPF
ipf.com
One of the leading professional accountancy bodies in the UK and the only one which specialises in the public sector. Responsible for the education and training of professional accountants and for their regulation through the setting and monitoring of professional standards

Local Government Association
lga.gov.uk
A voluntary lobbying organisation, acting as the voice of the local government sector, and an authoritative and effective advocate on its behalf

Local Government Employers
lge.gov.uk
Works with local authorities, regional employers and other bodies to lead and create solutions on pay, pensions and the employment contract

Local Government Information Unit
lgiu.gov.uk
Independent think-tank and resource for local government. Their teams of policy analysts are experts in local government. They provide practical policy advice, training, consultancy, public affairs services and other resources to members and other organisations

Skillsmark
skillsmark.co.uk
An accreditation scheme that helps employers to identify education and training that meets their needs. Awarded to learning providers who have gone through a rigorous assessment process and have been recognised as providing high quality learning programmes relevant to the needs of the Justice sector