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PSIF was developed based upon the experiences of West Lothian Council.
Following the Framework's launch in September 2006, six organisations were identified to take part in the Phase One of the roll-out of PSIF: City of Edinburgh Council; Stirling Council and Clackmannanshire Council (based on certain shared services); Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue; Strathclyde Fire and Rescue; Scottish University for Industry (Learndirect Scotland).
Thirty-two organisations are now implementing the framework. These are: Angus Council; Argyll and Bute Council; City of Edinburgh Council; Clackmannanshire Council; Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; COSLA, Dumfries & Galloway Council; Dundee City Council; Enable; Falkirk Council; Fife Council; The Highland Council; Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS); Inverclyde Council; Midlothian Council; The Moray Council; North Ayrshire Council; North Lanarkshire Council; Department of Finance and Personnel, Northern Ireland Civil Service; The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR); Police Scotland; Renfrewshire Council; The Richmond Fellowship Scotland; Scottish Borders Council; Scottish Police Authority; Scottish Fire and Rescue Service; Scottish Public Service Ombudsman; South Lanarkshire Council; Stirling Council; West Dunbartonshire Council; West Lothian HSCP; West Lothian Council.
Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) are tasked with the delivery of the Single Outcome Agreement/Local Outcomes Improvement Plan for each area in Scotland and comprise of officers from local government, the NHS, Police, Fire and the third sector amongst others. The key aim of self-assessment at this level is to allow each CPP to focus on their respective and joint responsibilities to deliver improved outcomes and to identify practical ways in which to do so.
The following PSIF based frameworks for CPP’s are available to support self-assessment. These are:
The Improvement Service (IS) is the national improvement organisation for local government in Scotland.
Our purpose is to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.
Through a series of principles, the IS works to promote improvement in local government and among its partners to support them improve outcomes and reduce the outcome gaps within populations and within areas.
The IS delivers a range of products and services that support CPPs to build their capacity to deliver the public service reform agenda.
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