Sustainable Integrated Planning after 2015 Daniel Jones Welsh Government December 2012
Contents• Where are we now with single integrated plans and citizen engagement• Putting integrated planning on a statutory footing
A blast from the pastNumber of statutoryplans & multitude ofpartnerships Community Safety ScrutinyScrutiny – in someareasAccountability blurred CYPP Community Strategy LDP HSCWB LSCB
Now (or very soon)Scrutiny &PerformanceManagement Community LSB Strategy (10-20y) Single Integrated Delivery Plan (3-5y) Outcome focused delivery groups
Strengths• Priorities grounded in better evidence of need through single needs assessment – analytical community coming together• An integrated plan with greater degree of common ownership – smaller, more tightly focused LSBs• Broad agreement on scope of outcomes and better local – national alignment• Some evidence of integrated delivery
Challenges• Evidence is informing plans not delivery: what needs to be done / what makes a difference• Citizen engagement remains consultative rather than transformational• Outcomes limited by duties – not strong on economy and environment• Accountability mechanisms remain weak• Still too many partnerships?
Discussion 1• Strengthening the impact of single integrated plans 2013-2016 – How can citizen voice play a more transformative role in integrated planning and delivery? – What are the examples of current good practice? – What are the barriers?
SD Bill White Paper• The Programme for Government sets out the Welsh account of sustainable development: – “an emphasis on social, economic and environmental well-being for people and communities, embodying our values of fairness and social justice. We must also look to the longer term in the decisions we make now, to the lives of our children’s children as well as current generations.”
Main provisions• Duty which will make sustainable development the central organising principle of the public service in Wales• Establish an independent Sustainable Development Body• Duty on Auditor General Wales to assess compliance with the duty
SD Duty• Duty which will make SD the central organising principle of public service organsations• SD duty will effect – what: require organisations to show outcomes that improve well-being – how: strategic decisions are taken with consideration of their effect on long term social, environmental and economic well-being• Require a single integrated plan in each area, ensuring the duty applies to collaboration
SD Body• Provide expert advice and guidance to organisations to help them embed SD as the central organising principle• Support collaboration between organisations, emphasising an integrated and collaborative approach to SD• Be an independent advocate for future generations• Ensure strong civil engagement
Role of AGW• Report on how SD has been embedded within the systems and processes that govern how strategic decisions are made, including joint strategic planning with other organisations, such as in the preparation of a strategic needs assessment, single integrated plan or spatial plan.• AGW reports will not question the policy objectives of an organisation nor the outcomes of a particular decision.
2015 Well-being of Llarregub Health Other public Board service LSB Corporate Plan providers’ Integrated Plan plans Evidence based Results focused Citizen centred SD PrinciplesImprovement • Social • Environmental• Scrutiny Local • Economic Police Authority • Long term• SD Body Corporate plan Police & Crime Plan• AGW
Discussion 2• Thinking of statutory integrated planning after 2015 – If you had your way, how would you design the system? – Is there anything we might say in legislation which would strengthen citizen voice?