CAA and Neighbourhood Management


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    1. 1. CAA and Neighbourhood Management
    2. 2. What is CAA? <ul><li>CAA provides an independent assessment of how well people are being served by their local public services. </li></ul><ul><li>It focuses on how well these services, working together, are achieving improvement and progressing towards long term goals </li></ul>
    3. 3. Area Assessment Prospects for outcomes Narrative and flags LAA Areas Organisational Assessment Performance and value for money Scored 1-4 Councils, Fire, Police, PCTs What is CAA?
    4. 4. Area Assessment Joint POLICE PCT COUNCIL FIRE Area Assessment Partnership Outcomes UoR UoR UoR UoR Policing Rounded Assessment & PA Inspection Annual Health Check Managing Performance Managing Performance Organisational Assessment CAA Framework
    5. 5. Area assessment key questions <ul><li>How well do local priorities express community needs and aspirations? </li></ul><ul><li>How well are the outcomes and improvements needed being delivered? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the prospects for future improvement? </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on priority outcomes targeted within Local Area Agreements and Sustainable Community Strategies </li></ul>
    6. 6. Underpinning themes <ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Tackling inequality, disadvantage and discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>People whose circumstances make them vulnerable </li></ul><ul><li>Value for money </li></ul>
    7. 7. Outcome focus influenced by priorities <ul><li>How safe is this area? </li></ul><ul><li>How healthy and well supported are people? </li></ul><ul><li>How good is the well being of older people? </li></ul><ul><li>How well kept is the area? </li></ul><ul><li>How environmentally sustainable is the area? </li></ul><ul><li>How strong is the local economy? </li></ul><ul><li>How strong and cohesive are local communities? </li></ul><ul><li>How well is housing need met? </li></ul><ul><li>How well are families supported? </li></ul><ul><li>How good is the well-being of children and young people? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Stage 1 Relevant evidence analysis in relation to national priorities shared Stage 2 Relevant evidence analysis in relation to local priorities shared Stage 3 CAAL coordinates secondary analysis & text drafting Ongoing dialogue Stage 4 Draft reporting agreed Stage 5 Share emerging picture with LSP & organisations Informs ongoing CAAL dialogue & other follow-up activity including further enquiry, improvement planning and triggered inspection. CAA process
    9. 14. Comprehensive Area Assessment 2009 Providing independent assessments of local services and quality of life About CAA Methodology News Search Contact us / provide feedback National reports
    10. 17. CAA and Neighbourhood Management
    11. 18. Questions <ul><li>Does it increase the prospects for better outcomes (i.e. LAA priorities, national priorities?) </li></ul><ul><li>Does it effectively empower local people? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it tackle disadvantage? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it value for money – investment compared to outcomes? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it integrated effectively within the LSP and key partners? </li></ul>
    12. 19. Use of Resources <ul><li>1.1 Plans finances to deliver strategic priorities </li></ul><ul><li>2.2 Relevant and reliable data </li></ul><ul><li>2.3 Good governance – including partnerships </li></ul>
    13. 20. Organisational assessment <ul><li>Delivering priority services and outcomes (4.1) </li></ul><ul><li>…working effectively with partners from the public, private and third sectors to deliver successful outcomes… </li></ul><ul><li>…services adapted and designed in line with messages received from local service users and citizens about their needs, preferences and aspirations… </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership, capacity, capability (4.2) </li></ul><ul><li>…senior officers and members are effectively leading and transforming the way the council engages with its citizens so that it is empowering them to take control and is achieving better outcomes as a result... </li></ul>
    14. 21. Timeline <ul><li>10 February Published CAA Framework </li></ul><ul><li>1 April CAA went live & guidance published </li></ul><ul><li>November 2009 Publish first CAA results </li></ul>
    15. 22. Thank you [email_address]