They don’t seem very sexy, but they are what will drive your partnership world over the next few years.
The new PSA’s (Public Service Agreements) have been announced as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review 07 process. PSA’s 21, 23,24.25 and 26 seem to have particular resonance, and there is an interesting sense of direction contained within them. Community confidence is at the core of the agenda and I think that the new confidence in local agencies measurement will increasingly focus minds and action.
As PSA 23 makes clear ‘Local communities having confidence in local service providers is also a key requirement in engaging people in the establishment of local priorities, the design of services, crime prevention initiatives, and participation (including as witnesses), so aiming to increase that confidence is a useful ambition in its own right.By introducing a national indicator to track improvements in confidence in local community safety service providers, central Government is demonstrating that it wants to incentivise local partnerships to do the right thing for their communities, free from any central direction on which specific issues to tackle as a priority’
I have put the new PSA documents (21,23,24,25 and 26) in the downloads section.
- Anyone measuring anything around here that anyone cares about?