21st Century Libraries

21st Century Libraries Restricted

248 members Local Government Association network

21st Century Libraries KHub is to help councils look at, develop, and collaborate on different ways to deliver library services, and maintain or if possible improve service quality at less cost. It is run by the Local Government Association (LGA) and Arts Council England (ACE) in collaboration with local authorities.

Additional Needs – SEN and LLDD

Additional Needs – SEN and LLDD Open

127 members Local Government Association network

A group with a shared interest in additional needs for education. The group brings together local authority special education needs experts with staff from 16-19 commissioning. Some community members are also involved with the LGA Additional Needs Expert Group and use this CoP to share information between themselves and with others in local authorities.

Adult Safeguarding Community of Practice

Adult Safeguarding Community of Practice Restricted

941 members Local Government Association network

This Khub is open to councils and their partners to assist them to fulfil their safeguarding roles and responsibilities. It supports development and dissemination of adult safeguarding.

Alcohol Entertainment and Events Licensing

Alcohol Entertainment and Events Licensing Restricted

722 members Local Government Association network

A forum to discuss all aspects of licensing for events, sale of alcohol, and regulation of entertainment.  It offers a place for councils to share effective practice, discuss issues and develop innovative ideas. 

It is restricted to council officers, councillors, and police officers using their gov.uk or equivalent e-mails.

Apprenticeship Levy Group 2016-2020

Apprenticeship Levy Group 2016-2020 Restricted

71 members Local Government Association network

The group will help share good practice and ROI of the Apprenticeship Levy which comes into force in April 2017.

This group is currently under construction, please bear with us as we build a first rate group for our members. We will be adding various pieces of information over the next few months, and encourage our members to treat this as an open forum to share information and best practice

Be a councillor

Be a councillor Open

65 members Local Government Association network

Local government is only as vibrant, effective and relevant as the people elected to run it. We are encouraging councils, regional organisations and local parties to support the 'Be a councillor' campaign by running a local version tailored to your particular area.


Better Care Support Programme

Better Care Support Programme Restricted

13 members Local Government Association network

This group is for Better Care Advisers, Multi-Disciplinary Technical Advisers and associated LGA and BCST team members engaged in the Better Care Bespoke support programme. The site is intended to be a library of resources available as well as a discussion group for consultants involved in the programme.



234 members Local Government Association network

CLIP is the Central Local Information Partnership. It enables central and local government to work together to develop efficient and effective statistical information. It aims to foster communication between the different parts of central and local government so that statistical and related issues are better understood, and identify interesting examples where local and central government work together to generate useful information.

Childhood Obesity Information Exchange

Childhood Obesity Information Exchange Open

29 members Local Government Association network

The Childhood Obesity Information Exchange is open to all councils and other stakeholders interested in sharing information and development around interventions which require a whole system approach.

Children's Improvement Board

Children's Improvement Board Open

213 members Local Government Association network

Important announcement

The Children's Improvement Board has been informed that it will no longer be receiving funding from DfE for 2013-14. Due to this, the group will not be actively facilitated after 12 July 2013 but all the resources posted on the group will remain available and open to access. For more news on services for children and young people see the "Safeguarding Children" KHub group.

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Featured groups

SSAT Leadership Legacy Programme
96 members SSAT network

This ground-breaking new programme from SSAT is designed to support nominated teachers who, in their first four years of teaching, have shown outstanding leadership potential.  During the programme, our next generation leaders will be developing their skills through regular attendance of a range of SSAT’s events and school visits .. and by taking advantage of shadowing and networking opportunities. 

Scottish Government Programme and Project Management Community
486 members Scottish Public Services network

This community is directed at colleagues within Scottish Government and the wdier Scottish Public Sector who want to share their PPM knowledge and experience to benefit others.  It provides information to help people address the Scottish Government's Programme and Project Management principles.

Knowledge Hub Global
151 members KHub Global network

The Knowledge Hub Global group is for everyone interested in the global expansion of public service knowledge exchange via the Knowledge Hub. 

Join in with peers dedicated to building effective online groups that inspire innovative exchange across public services all around the world. Once you join, add your introduction.

New to KHub? Please register and return here to join.

This group is championed by online engagement pioneer Steven Clift.

Public Sector Communications
163 members KHub Global network

We’re bringing Public Communicators together from across Europe to share ideas and best practices.

This Group was launched around the EuroPCom15 conference, but while two early members (Mathew & Steve) spoke there, we’re not officially affiliated with it, nor limited to discussing it.

After all, public sector communications across Europe face similar problems every day, not just every October. So share your ideas and your problems - someone, somewhere in Europe, will probably have the answer.

Connect-Ed Open Door meeting space
43 members MESHConnect network

Welcome to Connect-Ed. This is a meeting space for educators interested in developingR&D processes leading to a self-improving education system. You are invited to join to keep up to date with research and development and training activities- or even create, lead or join working communities. See www.connect-ed.ac.uk. Contact enquiries@connect-ed.ac.uk for more information.