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2021 NACO Protocol marking the death of a senior national figure

Protocol guidelines from NACO on marking the death of a senior national figure.

* IMPORTANT NOTE FROM NACO: 'Given the sensitivity of the subject to which they relate, these Guidance Notes must be treated as strictly confidential. They should not be quoted in reports or minutes, nor discussed in any formal public meetings. The intention is that the Notes should be used to put in place appropriate arrangements, quietly, behind the scenes and well in advance of them being needed. It is on that understanding that the Notes are made available.'

Mon, 01 Mar 2021

Tags: NACO, Protocol

2021 DALC Excellence Awards entry form

Entry form for the fourth (2021) edition of the DALC Excellence Awards - closing date for entries 31st May 2021.

Mon, 01 Mar 2021

Census 2021 FAQ

A helpful document of FAQs concerning the 2021 Census

Mon, 01 Mar 2021

Tags: Census

2021 Internal Audit Checklist

2021 Internal audit checklist - please give to your internal auditor to enable them to undertake their role effectively

Thu, 25 Feb 2021

2021 Census information

Useful information about the 2021 Census, including Q&A

Mon, 22 Feb 2021

Equality & Diversity Policy

Draft policy template regarding Equality and Diversity

Thu, 18 Feb 2021

Sickness Absence Policy

Draft policy template dealing with sickness absence.

Thu, 18 Feb 2021

Training & Development Policy

Draft policy template for Training & Development

Thu, 18 Feb 2021

Expenses policy

Draft policy template covering expenses.

Thu, 18 Feb 2021

Lone Working Policy

Template policy document for staff who are working alone

Thu, 18 Feb 2021

Whistleblowing Policy

Template policy document regarding whistleblowing.

Thu, 18 Feb 2021

Anti-bullying & Harassment at Work Policy

Template policy document to address bullying and harassment in the workplace

Thu, 18 Feb 2021

Social Media policy guidelines

Social media policy guidelines for councils

Thu, 18 Feb 2021

Information Technology Policy guidelines

Policy guidelines on IT use within councils

Thu, 18 Feb 2021

Homeworking Policy

A draft policy document for staff who are home-working.

Thu, 18 Feb 2021

Etiquette guidance for remote meetings

Some guidance that may be useful to help your virtual meetings run smoothly

Fri, 12 Feb 2021

HR Matters: Conduct in Meetings

HR briefing resulting from the Handforth Parish Council meeting that went viral in February 2021

Thu, 11 Feb 2021

Tags: Employment, HR

Guidance to support possible return to In person Meetings

NALC have provided some guidance to support councils in preparing for the possible return to face to face meetings on 7th May 2021

Thu, 11 Feb 2021

HR notice regarding annual leave carry over

January 2021 HR update on unused leave entitlement and also introduction of IR35 regarding self employment

Thu, 21 Jan 2021

CiLCA 2016 Portfolio Guide

The full Portfolio criteria for CiLCA (due to be updated February 2021)

Mon, 18 Jan 2021

DALC Executive Member Role

Outline of the role of DALC Executive Committee Members

Thu, 14 Jan 2021

2021 New Year Open Letter from NALC

New Year letter to all councillors from the Chair of NALC, Cllr Sue Baxter

Mon, 11 Jan 2021

Councillor Description and Expectations

Handy overview of the role of a councillor

Mon, 04 Jan 2021

HR: Home working regulations

Guidance for councils on managing staff working from home

Fri, 04 Dec 2020

Tags: HR

HR: Redundancy guidance

Lockdown/Covid Redundancy factsheet by DALC's HR expert Chris Moses

Mon, 30 Nov 2020

Tags: HR

Dementia Friendly Communities Guidance (NALC) Nov 2020

NALC and the University of Plymouth has launched a new guide on dementia-friendly communities giving practical guidance on what local councils can do to support making their communities dementia friendly

Fri, 06 Nov 2020

NALC's response to the Planning White Paper Nov 2020

NALC is urging government to ensure that any changes to the planning regime enshrine a strong role for the local council sector, including the need to strengthen neighbourhood planning and to put emphasis on building design.

Fri, 06 Nov 2020