Outcomes for Stirling
Outcomes for Stirling is the process through which Stirling Community Planning Partnership developed a new Single Outcome Agreement (SOA).
The process included gathering evidence about different areas of Stirling, about life-stages and from communities’ plans. The evidence gathered, the knowledge of both services and communities was used to assess the priority outcomes in the new SOA.
The new SOA has a lifespan of 10 years (2013 – 2023) and will seek to implement the findings of the Christie Commission on the future delivery of public services.
At a national level, the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) are conducted a review of Community Planning and SOAs. A ‘Statement of Ambition’ was published which sets out the key principles that underpin Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) and SOAs.
Following workshops with communities, community planning partners, equalities groups and joint workshops in 2012, a draft single outcome agreement was produced and submitted to the Scottish Government in April 2013. Following a period of consultation amongst Partners, Councillors and Community Members a final version has now been agreed.
The Community Planning Partnership Leadership Group has agreed governance arrangements and a new outline CPP structure to deliver the SOA. This includes:
- A Leadership Group which will carry out the functions of the CPP Board, lead the Partnership and be responsible for its effectiveness;
- A Partnership Group which will be a wider reference group and provide a vehicle for wider advice, consultation, involvement and communication; some meetings will be held as community conferences;
- Task Groups which will be responsible to the Leadership Group for delivery of action plans for intervention and prevention areas; members of the Leadership Group will act as strategic leads for each of these areas.