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.
The IS has a non-partisan role to support all elected members in Scotland.
The Improvement Service has pulled together information on Scottish local authorities' decision making and governance arrangements. The information should help local authorities to see the different governance arrangements in place across all 32 councils. It should also help public service partner organisations as well as local people understand how their local authority makes decisions and what arrangements are in place for effective governance and scrutiny.
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Senior Project Manager
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What is the profile?
How will the profile be used?
To support decision-making by:
To inform the development of Local Outcomes Improvement Plans
How is this approach different?
Oversight of the Community Planning Outcomes Profile is provided by the Outcome, Evidence and Performance (OEP) Board. The board includes representatives from Scottish Government, SOLACE, NHS, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, What Works Scotland and the third sector.
What does the profile tell you?
Community Planning Outcomes