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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Community Planning Outcomes Profile
This series of notebooks provides information, guidance and support to Community Planning Partnership (CPP) Board members.
Developed by the Improvement Service in consultation with CPPs, the notebooks are designed to meet the varied needs and roles of different CPP Board members. They are likely to be of most use to Board members who are new to the role rather than those with more experience.
The first notebook will help you understand the changing context within which CPPs are operating, the expectations for community planning and what that means for CPP Board members.
This provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of CPP Boards and Board members and the skills and behaviours required. It also describes the support available to help CPPs meet these duties.
This checklist provides an aide memoire of the key points covered in the two notebooks.
The notebooks may also be useful background information for those whose work contributes to the achievement of the CPP’s priorities, particularly those who are part of thematic and/or neighbourhood community planning groups, as well as anyone who requires to develop an understanding of the strategic landscape within which CPPs operate.