Abstracts: November 11th, 2004

sThe Guide has been produced by the LGA in conjunction with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Home Office, Commission for Racial Equality and the Inter Faith Network for the UK. It is designed to assist all local authorities and their partners in strengthening and building community cohesion. The challenge is to translate understanding of the issues raised into practical action to improve the situation on the ground. This action needs to tackle the causes that can lead to conflict and to guard against circumstances that could lead to the fracturing of communities. Many authorities have been working to avoid fractured communities or to respond to specific incidents but have not necessarily described this work in community cohesion terms. The Guide gives advice on ways to review existing policies and practices so that they help to build more cohesive communities. It suggests actions that local authorities and their partners can take which are highlighted at the end of each chapterThe Guide is available at: <http://www.lga.gov.uk/Publication.asp?1section=59&id=-A7814115>