local partnerships

Local partnerships are effective in preventing the spread of gangs and gang violence. The government can’t afford not to invest in them.

Ramifications of this summer’s riots are still being felt. For some local authorities though, action was already being taken, even before the riots,  to address the gang culture that some have blamed for causing the disturbances. Here, Cllr Chris Robbins, Council Leader of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, discusses an approach being taken by the Borough that he believes […]

Restorative approaches can make a difference in the relationship between local government bodies and the communities they serve

Part of the push behind the localism agenda is the need to re-negotiate the relationship between local governance bodies and the communities they serve. One example of this is the use of restorative approaches that are most often linked to the justice sector. Here Carey Cake and Kirsten Cooper outline the work that a Norfolk partnership has been doing on […]