The Improvement Service, together with the Scottish Government and Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB), have developed a framework to support the adoption of a common approach to the funding of advice services.
The framework sets out the key elements that funders should consider when reviewing their current funding arrangements with advice services, and when funding new projects.
This event brought together representatives responsible for the commissioning and monitoring of the local authority-funded advice services to hear about the decisions and approaches being taken across local authorities for funding advice services, and the challenges and opportunities this presents both at a local and national level.
Visit the event page for presentations and more information.
This review forms part of a series of publications by the IS to track local authorities’ progress towards embedding the principles of the Framework for Public Funding of Advice. By following these principles, local authorities can be confident that they are operating in line with best practice.
This research addresses a gap in understanding of how local authorities monitor the quality of money advice provided across the in-house and external services that they fund. It also highlights the performance reporting arrangements which are in place to monitor services’ delivery against their agreed remit and any targets. Both the implementation of, and adherence to, quality controls and regular performance monitoring constitute key elements of the Framework for Public Funding of Advice.
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