Guidance Notes and Best Practice Guides

CLG: The government has published new guidance encouraging local authorities to better map their communities and the people that live there as part of efforts to monitor tensions and promote more cohesive & integrated communities.
 
The guidance - Local Authorities: Community Cohesion Contingency Planning and Tension Monitoring - is an acknowledgement that tension monitoring plays an important role in helping those involved in promoting cohesion locally, to recognise, name, manage & resolve conflicts that may arise in the process of community change. 
 
The guidance focuses onwhat councils could do to both prevent & respond to local issues and stresses the importance of early intervention in preventing community based conflicts that can lead to problems with integration and general cohesion within communities.
Press release ~ Local Authorities: Community Cohesion Contingency Planning and Tension Monitoring ~ CLG – Community Cohesion ~ Government's Response to the Commission on Integration and Cohesion ~ Commission on Integration and Cohesion ~ Social cohesion in diverse communities ~ Migrants’ lives beyond the workplace: the experiences of Central and East Europeans in the UK ~ East European immigration and community cohesion ~ JRF’s Immigration and Inclusion programme ~ Updated guidance to Higher Education institutions ~ Q&A: Campus extremism - the new guidance - EducationGuardian.co.uk ~ Community cohesion impact assessment and community conflict prevention tool  ~ Communicating important information to new local residents ~ Predictors of community cohesion: multi-level modelling of the 2005 Citizenship SurveyPredictors of community cohesion: multi-level modelling of the 2005 Citizenship Survey - Summary
 
ScotGov: Sweets & fatty foods will disappear from menus in Scottish primary schools from this August, as new rules make school dinners the healthy option. The new legislation will come into force in secondary schools from 3 August 2009 to allow them more time to make a phased transition to the healthier menus.  

ScotGov Claims that the Health and Wellbeing message, however, will not stop at the school dinner hall, as ScotGov and Learning Teaching Scotland are also publishing new guidelines on teaching health & wellbeing in schools as part of Curriculum for Excellence - and PE is a major focus. Anyone with an interest can give their feedback by using a questionnaire on the Learning Teaching Scotland website.
Press release ~ Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) Scotland Act: Health promotion guidance for local authorities and schools ~ Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act 2007 ~ ScotGov – School Meals ~ Curriculum for Excellence ~ Health and Wellbeing ‘draft outcomes’ ~ Hungry for Success initiative
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