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									Single Outcome
  Agreement

   2008/09
Contents                                                                 Page

Purpose of the Agreeme nt                                                1
Scope of the Agreement                                                   2
Area profile                                                             3

National Outcome 1: We live in a Scotland that is the most               6
attractive place for doing business in Europe

National Outcome 2: We realise our full economic potential with          10
more and better employment opportunities for our people

National Outcome 3: We are better educated, more skilled and             14
more successful, renowned for our research and innovation

National Outcome 4: Our young people are successful learners,            17
confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens

National Outcome 5: Our children have the best start in life and         21
are ready to succeed

National Outcome 6: We live longer, healthier lives                      24

National Outcome 7: We have tackled the signif icant inequalities in     28
Scottish society

National Outcome 8: We have improved the life chances for                31
children, young people and families at risk

National Outcome 9: We live our lives safe from crime, disorder          33
and danger

National Outcome 10: We live in well-designed, sustainable places        36
where we are able to access the amenities and services we need

National Outcome 11: We have strong, resilient and supportive            40
communities where people take responsibility for their own actions
and how they affect others

National Outcome 12: We value and enjoy our built and natural            43
environment and protect it and enhance it for future generations

National Outcome 13: We take pride in a strong, fair and inclusive       46
national identity

National Outcome 14: We reduce the local and global                      48
environmental impact of our consumption and production

National Outcome 15: Our public services are high quality,               51
continually improving, efficient and responsive to local people‟s
needs

Ongoing developme nt of the SOA                                          54
Governance                                                               54
Performance manageme nt                                                  54
Public reporting                                                         55
                                                                               1



               East Lothian Single Outcome Agreement

Purpose of the Agreement

The Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) signals the beginning of a new
relationship between the Scottish Government and Local Government.
The purpose of the Single Outcome Agreement is to identify areas for
improvement and to deliver better outcomes for the people of East
Lothian and Scotland, through specific commitments made by the Council
and the Scottish Government.

Unlike many of the previous targets set for Local Authorities, the SOA
focuses upon outcomes (i.e. the results for / impact on the community)
rather than specific processes or initiatives. Fundamentally the SOA is an
agreement between the Council and Scottish Government establishing
what needs to be achieved, rather than how to achieve it.

The SOA is based upon commitments made in the Concordat between the
Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
(COSLA). The main principles of the Concordat include:

 Shared outcomes
The Concordat contains the Scottish Government‟s five Strategic
Objectives and fifteen National Outcomes that form the National
Performance Framework. The SOA will establish the specific contribution
that the Council will make towards achieving the National Outcomes
based on the circumstances of East Lothian. Should the principle of the
SOA prove to be successful it will allow the Council more freedom in
addressing local needs.

 Mutual accountability and joint responsibility
Each party to the SOA is mutually accountable for the delivery of the
agreed outcomes. Being mutually accountable means that each party will
jointly take responsibility for their respective contributions to the agreed
outcomes. Each party will also be able to hold each other to account for
the delivery of specific commitments they make to enable the delivery of
the agreed outcomes.

 Reduced ring fencing
SOAs are supported by the consolidation of a number of previously ring-
fenced revenue funding streams to Local Authorities. Reducing the
amount of ring-fenced funding w ill allow the Council more freedom in
determining how outcomes are achieved.

 Reduced monitoring and reporting
The development of a new performance reporting system will replace the
myriad of existing systems and provide regular, timely and transparent
reporting to local communities and the Scottish Government. Self-
assessment will be increased, which will lead to more focused and
proportionate external scrutiny in accordance with the recommendations
of the Crerar review of scrutiny.
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 Better partnership working
Subsequent versions of the SOA will cover all of the public sector
organisations and Community Planning Partners in each Council area.
Avoiding a proliferation of single-issue outcome agreements will help to
ensure that all public sector organisations are trying to address the same
limited number of outcomes.

Scope of the Agreement

This Agreement covers all local authority services in East Lothian,
including those delivered by or with non departmental public bodies,
agencies, businesses, the third sector and other partners. The current
SOA does not include Community Planning Partners, although they will be
included by 2009/10.

All of the Council‟s services are incorporated within the SOA. The SOA also
includes any Council services that are delivered by, or in partnership with,
other organisations (for example the voluntary sector).

The SOA is based upon the Council‟s Corporate Plan and the Community
Plan. The Community Plan outlines the shared priorities of the public,
private, voluntary and community sectors in East Lothian. Both the
Corporate Plan and the Community Plan have recently been revised and
reflect the main challenges faced by communities in East Lothian.

Parties to this Agreement confirm their commitment to fulfil legal and
policy obligations upon them in relation to Community Planning, Best
Value, equalities and sustainable development.
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East Lothian area profile

East Lothian Council‟s priorities are detailed in the Corporate Plan 2008-
2012. The Core Priorities are:

   Increase the supply of affordable housing
   Keep our environment clean and green
   Help build safer communities
   Raise educational attainment
   Encourage enterprise and skills
   Promote healthy living and social care

The priorities of the Council reflect the social, environmental and
economic circumstances of East Lothian. The main factors influencing the
choice of these priorities are outlined below.

The main challenges for East Lothian
East Lothian offers a very appealing quality of life. From the numerous
beaches to the fertile arable land and the Lammermuir Hills, East
Lothian‟s countryside is among the most attractive in Scotland. Sites of
historic and cultural interest, renowned golf courses and opportunities for
enjoying outdoor pursuits are abundant. Good transport links add to the
attraction by offering residents and visitors easy access to employment
and amenities in Edinburgh and central Scotland.

East Lothian‟s location offers a natural advantage that the Council is keen
to nurture and protect. Residents also enjoy comparatively low crime
levels, better health, higher levels of income and higher qualifications
than the average Scot. However, the desirability of East Lothian as a
place to live brings with it a rapidly growing population. One of the key
challenges for the Council is managing the increased demands on
infrastructure and services brought by a growing population.

Population projections for Scotland as a whole forecast a growth in
population of approximately 5% between 2006 and 2031. Over the same
period the population of East Lothian is predicted to grow by around
21.2%. 15% of this growth is expected to be due to migration into the
area rather than from natural change (i.e. births and deaths). East
Lothian is predicted to have the third highest level of population growth in
Scotland.

High population growth places extra demands upon infrastructure and
housing. Scarcity of affordable housing is one of the most significant
problems threatening sustainable growth in East Lothian. House prices are
fuelled by the prosperity of Edinburgh and are the third highest among
Scottish Local Authorities. Many people earning more modest incomes and
working in key services or sectors cannot now afford housing. Such a
scarcity of affordable housing has the potential to create labour market
shortages, which reduces economic growth. High housing costs also
increase debt and the burden on public services, being, for example, a
major contributor to homelessness.
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Much of East Lothian‟s housing market is part of a wider area known as
the „Edinburgh City Region‟. The City Region reflects the reality that
economic and functional linkages transcend Local Authority boundaries.
Much of East Lothian‟s growth and development in recent years can be
understood in the context of the City Region and the success of
Edinburgh‟s economy. Indications of the area‟s role within the City Region
include the high proportion of the population that commute into
Edinburgh for employment, the development of good east-west transport
links and the proportion of the population concentrated in the west of the
area.

While being part of a successful City Region undoubtedly confers benefits
for East Lothian, it is not without problems. Becoming a dormitory for
Edinburgh would jeopardise the viability of local services and reduce the
vibrancy of East Lothian‟s communities. Defining a role for East Lothian
that both recognises the realities of the City Region and helps to diversify
the local economy is vital for sustainable growth.

Jobs density is particularly low in East Lothian at 0.57 jobs for every
person of working age compared to 0.84 for Scotland as a whole. Low
jobs density is a reflection of the amount of people that commute to
Edinburgh for employment. More than 40% of the people in western parts
of the area commute out of East Lothian. There is huge unexploited
potential of retaining many of the professionals who currently travel
outside the County for work by providing quality office space in or near
our town centres. This, in turn, will provide added revenues that can
reverse declines in town centre retail business and move it further
towards the kind of recreational / specialist shopping that characterises
success.

Despite East Lothian‟s overall prosperity, inequality remains a problem.
The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) shows that East Lothian
is one of the least deprived areas of Scotland although areas of
Prestonpans and Tranent are within the most deprived 20% of data zones
in Scotland. This inequality is borne out by measures relating to health,
education and employment, which are also worse in these parts of the
county than in other areas.

Inequality in health is created by a multiplicity of factors, but is strongly
related to income and educational attainment within East Lothian. Access
to services, information and resources need to be provided for people
from lower income groups to allow them to live a healthy lifestyle.
However, income is not the only dimension of inequality. Some inequality
is related more to gender, sexuality and ethnicity, and services also need
to think about how access by these groups can also be improved.
Particular attention needs to be paid to ensuring that people living in less
accessible parts of the area are not unduly disadvantaged by their
circumstances.
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Crime rates are generally low in East Lothian. However, incidents of crime
and anti-social behaviour are more prevalent in the deprived areas and in
our town centres. Crime, fear of crime and anti-social behaviour
potentially undermines the community cohesion that is so important to
quality of life in East Lothian. Creating safer communities will therefore
remain a priority in spite of the relative safety of East Lothian in
comparison to other areas.

Educational attainment and ensuring that all children have the best start
in life underpins the achievement of all of our priorities. Although
educational attainment is relatively good in East Lothian, inequalities still
exist that closely reflect levels of deprivation. Differences also exist
between the attainment of looked after children and others, which need to
be reduced.
National Outcome 1                                                                       6

National Outcome 1: We live in a Scotla nd that is the most attractive place for doing business in Europe
Local Context                                                             Percentage of employee jobs by industry: March 2007

East Lothian‟s economy displays some evidence of                                                 Other
specialisation in construction; tourism; health and social work;                 Public administration
community, social and personal services; and public
                                                                      Finance, banking and insurance
administration and education. This mix of industry reflects the
current role of East Lothian within the City Region, with many                                Transport
residents commuting to Edinburgh to work in know ledge
                                                                   Distribution, hotels and restaurants
based industries, banking and finance.
                                                                                         Construction
East Lothian offers an attractive quality of life and                                   Manufacturing
environment, and access to employment opportunities in a                                                                     East Lothian   Scotland
successful and dynamic city. Consequently the area‟s ability to                                 Energy
attract and retain talent is a notable strength. The success of                              Agriculture
the Region has lead to strong population growth over the past
20 years, and this is expected to continue. Population growth                                              0   5   10   15    20     25      30        35   40
in East Lothian is projected to be 12% between 2002 and
2018 as opposed to a 2% drop for Scotland as a whole.

                                                           East Lothian benefits from its position in the City Region as the growth in
                                                           short break city tourism has proven attractive to cash rich, time poor tourists.
                                                           The close proximity of East Lothian‟s coast and countryside also adds to the
                                                           attractiveness of Edinburgh as a destination. However, we need to attract a
                                                           greater share of this market. Development of tourism and businesses based
                                                           on East Lothian‟s environment, cultural assets, leisure and recreation is,
                                                           therefore, one of the main ambitions for economic growth.

                                                           The effects of the City Region are not all beneficial. High levels of out -
                                                           commuting mean that East Lothian has a low daytime population. The area is
                                                           served by good east-west transport links including the A1 and the East Coast
                                                           Mainline, which contribute to the high proportion of the population commuting
                                                           into Edinburgh. Strong growth in the eastern sector of the district suggests
                                                           that the commuter zone has expanded along the A1 and into rural areas.
                                                           Despite good east-west transport links, East Lot hian is not well served by
                                                           north-south links.
National Outcome 1                                                                 7


Although commut ing into Edinburgh helped to lessen the impact of industrial decline in the late 20 th Century, it has also brought
problems. Out commut ing reduces the vibrancy of town centres and contributes to high levels of retail and service expenditure leakage.
Over dependence on commut ing strains the transport inf rastructure and contributes to a weak local economy that has limited
opportunities for lower skilled workers. Local businesses also struggle to compete with the wages on offer in Edinburgh. In order to
mit igate these problems local job creation is one of the Council‟s priorities.

                                                                                                        Employment by workplace size
Employment in East Lothian is dominated by small and micro-businesses;                 100%
there are very few large employers, mostly in the public sector. The Council            90%     19                                        200 or more
                                                                                                                       30         30
is encouraging small business growth as there is little appetite for large-scale        80%                 36                            employees
economic development that might have a negative impact on quality of life               70%     28                                        50-199
and the environment. Productivity growth in small businesses across t he UK             60%                            24         24      employees
                                                                                                            24
has also exceeded that in large firms since 1998 and most small businesses              50%
                                                                                                                                          11-49
have ambitions to grow (BERR „Enterprise: Unlocking the UK‟s talent ‟).                 40%     31
                                                                                                                                  25      employees
                                                                                        30%                            26
                                                                                                            23
                                                                                        20%                                               1-10
Productivity in Scotland as a whole will benefit from an increase in the                        27                                        employees
                                                                                        10%                 16         19         21
number of businesses and jobs in East Lothian. Encouraging small business in
                                                                                         0%
the area should also help to foster sustainable economic growth in the City                    East      Scottish    Scotland   Great
Region, reducing demands upon inf rastructure and providing a business                        Lothian   Enterprise              Britain
environment that is not available in the city of Edinburgh. However, fears                              Edinburgh
about the economic slowdown and the effects of the „credit crunch‟ will need                            & Lothians
to be taken into account when setting targets to increase business growth.

Re quire d actions / commitme nt by local partners for these outcomes

   Develop Tourism with a greater focus on golf; wildlife; heritage & outdoor pursuits
   Promote and facilitate professional small business within our town centres
   Promote the marketing of East Lothian‟s excellent natural produce locally
   Develop specialist local retail initiatives
   Increase the business start -up rate
   Develop the East / Midlothian Chamber of Commerce

Scottish Government require d action / commitment to support de livery of local outcome

More robust measures for tourist expenditure need to be developed. These measures should enable comparison between different Local
Authority areas.
National Outcome 1                                                                          8


Local Outcome        Relevant indicators         Frequency /     Baseline 2006/07                                                                                   Local targets and
                                                 type / source                                                                                                      timescales
Small businesses     NI 2: Increase the          Annual / BERR            East Lothian                           Scotland                     Scottish trend
                                                                                                                                                                    Exceed the Scottish
will flourish and    business start-up rate                                                                                                                         average
                                                                  30
expand
                                                                  28

                                                                  26

                                                                  24

                                                                  22
                                                                       2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

                                                                 VAT registrations per 10,000 population
                     LI 1: Net business          Annual / BERR   70                                                                                                 Maintain positive
                     formation in Council area                   60                  East Lothian                                                                   growth in business
                                                                 50                                                                                                 formation
                                                                 40
                                                                 30
                                                                 20
                                                                 10
                                                                  0




                                                                       1994
                                                                              1995
                                                                                     1996
                                                                                            1997
                                                                                                   1998
                                                                                                          1999
                                                                                                                  2000
                                                                                                                         2001
                                                                                                                                2002
                                                                                                                                       2003
                                                                                                                                               2004
                                                                                                                                                      2005
                                                                                                                                                             2006
                                                                 Net gain or loss in VAT registered
                                                                 businesses
                     East Lothian Indicator:     Quarterly /              East Lothian                       Scotland                         Scottish trend        Exceed the Scottish
                     Number of business bank     Committee of     60                                                                                                average
                     accounts opened             Scottish         50
                                                 Clearing         40
                                                                                                                                                                    See NI 2 above
                                                 Bankers
                                                                  30
                                                                  20
                                                                  10
                                                                  0
                                                                       2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

                                                                 Number of bank accounts opened for new
                                                                 businesses per 10,000 population (figures
                                                                 for 07 based on 06 population estimates)
National Outcome 1                                                                  9


East Lothian will be   LI 50: Business community      To be           This measure is a suggested measure from         Survey to be
an increasingly        satisfaction with local area   developed /     the Improvement Service local indicators –       undertaken in March
attractive and                                        East Lothian    a survey needs to be undertaken to collect       2009
competitive place                                     Council         the information
to do businesses       East Lothian Indicator: %      Annual / East   National Non- Domestic Rates paying              2010/11: 95%
                       of business premises           Lothian         properties, June 2008
                       occupied                       Council
                                                                      Total number: 3,148
                                                                      Number unoccupied claiming relief: 222
                                                                      Percentage occupied: 92.95%
East Lothian will be   East Lothian Indicator:        Annual / BERR    230                                             Increase the number
recognised across      Number of VAT registered                                 East Lothian                           of VAT registered
Scotland / Europe      businesses that are „Hotels                     220                                             businesses that are
for its food and       and Restaurants‟                                210                                             „hotels and
local produce, coast   (This name of this                                                                              restaurants‟
                                                                       200
and countryside,       indicator will soon change
heritage, sporting     to „Accommodation and                           190
and cultural           Food Service Activities‟, it                    180
attractions            includes all types of                                 2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006
                       accommodation and pubs,
                       bars, cafes and                                Number of businesses registered for VAT
                       restaurants)                                   as Hotels and Restaurants
                       East Lothian Indicator:        To be           There is currently no reliable measure of        Increase tourism
                       Tourism expenditure            developed /     tourism expenditure in East Lothian              expenditure
                                                      East Lothian
                                                      Council
                       NI 38: Improve the state       To be           Historic Scotland is in the process of           Reduce the number of
                       of Scotland‟s historic         developed /     developing the Buildings at Risk Register to     buildings at risk
                       buildings, monuments and       Historic        provide more comprehensive coverage of
                       environment                    Scotland        Scotland. This work will be completed in
                                                                      mid 2009. In June 2008 18 buildings in
                                                                      East Lothian were on the Register.
National Outc ome 2                                                       10

National Outcome (2) We realise our full economic potential with more and bette r employment opportunities for our
people
Local Context

East Lothian has high economic activity and employment rates,
although rates are lower in some of the post-industrial towns and in
communities with large retirement age populations. Unemployment is
lower than the Scottish average, although it is higher in western parts
of the area, for example Prestonpans, Tranent and Wallyford.

The working age population in East Lothian is approximately 55,000
and growing faster than the population as a whole. However, the
number of local employee jobs is almost unchanged in the past five
years, despite strong growth in the region as a whole.

The level of out-commut ing is exceptionally high and rising. 47% of
all residents in employment travel outside the area to work,
overwhelmingly in the city of Edinburgh. Such a high level of out -
commuting means that jobs density in East Lothian is among the
lowest in Scotland.
National Outc ome 2                                                                                11




                           Employment by occupation, March 2007
                                                                                           East Lothian has an overw helmingly white-collar workforce, with
                Elementary occupations                                                     a very low percentage of people working in routine manual
 Process, plant and machine operatives                                                     occupations. Average wages are higher than the Scottish
                                                                                           average.
            Sales and customer service                                 Scotland
                                                                       East Lothian
                       Personal service                                                    The proportion of the workforce with no qualif ications is similar
                                                                                           to the Scottish average and falling. More school leavers are
                          Skilled trades
                                                                                           entering higher education than the Scottish average; however, a
          Administrative and secretarial                                                   higher proportion also becomes unemployed upon leaving
    Associate professional and technical                                                   school.

               Professional occupations

           Managers and senior officials

                                           0   2   4   6     8    10   12    14       16

Re quire d actions / commitme nt by local partners for these outcomes

    Place sustainable education, enterprise, science, modern languages and technology at the heart of the County‟s education provision
    Increase the proportion of school leavers in positive and sustained destinations (further /higher education /employment /trai ning)
    Expand schools /college partnerships and provide opportunities for all young pe ople to experience vocational education
    Develop Tourism with a greater focus on golf; wildlife; heritage & outdoor pursuits
    Promote and facilitate professional small business within our town centres
    Promote the marketing of East Lothian‟s excellent natural produce locally
    Develop specialist local retail initiatives
    Increase the business start -up rate
    As the largest employer in the area the Council will provide opportunities for flexible working and become an employer of cho ice


Scottish Government require d action / commitment to support de livery of local outcome

Ensure the benefits system encourages claimants to move into employment or training
National Outc ome 2                                                                 12


Local Outcomes        Relevant indicators             Frequency /     Baseline 2006/07                                      Local targets and
                                                      type / source                                                         timescales
There will be more    East Lothian Indicator:         Annual /                                                              Reduce the number
jobs available in     Total claimants of Job          NOMIS                                                                 of Job Seekers
                                                                       1600
East Lothian          Seekers Allowance,                                                                                    Allowance,
                                                                       1400
                      Incapacity Benefit and                                                                   Incapacity   Incapacity Benefit
                                                                                                               benefit
                      Income Support                                   1200                                                 and Income Support
                                                                       1000                                                 claimants
                                                                                                               Income
                                                                       800                                     support
                                                                       600
                                                                       400                                     JSA
                                                                       200
                                                                         0
                                                                         Feb-03 Feb-04 Feb-05 Feb-06 Feb-07


                      East Lothian Indicator:         Annual /        Ratio of total jobs to the working age                Reduce the gap
                      Jobs density                    NOMIS           population                                            between East
                                                                      East Lothian 2005: 0.57                               Lothian and the
                                                                      Scotland 2005: 0.84                                   Scottish average
East Lothian          East Lothian Indicator: All     Annual / East
residents will have   children and young people       Lothian          Reading                       05/06     06/07
the appropriate       will achieve Level E in         Council          % achieving level E the       69.6      69.6         75% 2009/10
education, training   Reading by the end of S2                         end of S2
and qualifications    unless they have
to enable them to     identif ied specific learning
sustain               difficulties or severe and
employment            complex needs
                      East Lothian Indicator: All     Annual / East
                      children will have              Lothian          Maths                         05/06     06/07
                      achieved Level E in maths       Council          % achieving level E the       58.6      63.5         70% 2009/10
                      by the end of S2 unless                          end of S2
                      they have identified
                      specific learning
                      difficulties or severe and
                      complex needs
National Outc ome 2                                                             13


                      NI 12: Reduce number of     To be            This indicator is based on the Scottish Adult   Reduce the number
                      working age people with     developed        Numeracy and Literacy Survey, which will be     of working age
                      severe literacy and         (Scottish        available in mid 2009                           people w ith severe
                      numeracy problems           Adult Literacy                                                   literacy and
                                                  and Numeracy                                                     numeracy problems
                                                  Survey)
                      NI 10: Increase the         Annual /                                                         Increase the
                      proportion of school-       Scottish          2007                    Scotland      EL       proportion of school
                      leavers (from Scottish      Government        FT higher education     30%           32%      leavers in positive
                      publicly funded schools)                      FT further education    23%           19%      destinations
                      in positive and sustained                     Training                5%            2%
                      destinations (FE, HE,                         Employment              28%           32%      Increase to 35% the
                      employment or training)                       Unemployed, seeking     11%           13%      proportion of care
                                                                    employment                                     leavers, receiving
                                                                    Unemployed, not         1%            2%       AfterCare Services
                                                                    seeking employment                             who are in
                                                                    Unknown                 1%            1%       employment,
                                                                                                                   training or education
National Outcome 3                                                                                14

National Outcome (3) We are bette r e ducated, more skilled and more successful, re nowne d for our resea rch a nd
innovation
Local Context

East Lothian has a total population of 92,800, which is predicted to rise significantly in the next decade. National Statistics indicate that
23% of the population have core skills at level 1 and below, indicating that approximately 15,0 00 of East Lothian‟s 60,000 people
between the ages of 16 and 64 would need literacy and numeracy support.

                                                                                          The East Lothian Learning Partnership has found that deprivation
             Qualifications held by the working age population, December 2006
                                                                                          is a barrier to education (see „Building a Learning Culture in East
        NVQ 4+                                                                            Lothian‟). Learning is not equally accessed by all sectors of the
                                                                     Scotland
                                                                                          community and there are still deprived groups and individuals
        NVQ 3+                                                       East Lothian
                                                                                          who are prevented from realising their full potential.
        NVQ 2+
                                                                                          Employers have reported skills shortages at all levels,
        NVQ 1+                                                                            particularly soft skills amongst young people and the long term
                                                                                          unemployed. This anecdotal evidence is backed up by
No qualifications
                                                                                          Futureskills Scotland research.
                    0   10      20     30      40      50      60     70        80   90
                                                                        However, the working age population of East Lothian are more
highly qualif ied than the Scottish average. 53.5% of working age people in East Lothian are qualif ied to NVQ3 or higher w hile only 11%
of working age people have no formal qualif ications. The proportion of the workforce with no qualifications is similar to the Scottish
average and falling. More school leavers are entering higher education than the Scottish average, although a higher proportio n also
becomes unemployed upon leaving school.

Re quire d actions / commitme nt by local partners for these outcomes

    Place sustainable education, enterprise, science, modern languages and technology at the heart of the County‟s education prov ision
    Improve attainment in examinations for all young people, and in particular the lowest performing 20%
    Increase the proportion of school leavers in positive and sustained destinations (further /higher education /employment /training)
    Expand schools /college partnerships and provide opportunities for all young people to experience vocational education


Scottish Government require d action / commitment to support de livery of local outcome
National Outcome 3                                                           15


Local Outcomes        Relevant indicators       Frequency /     Baseline 2006/07                                Local targets and
                                                type / source                                                   timescales
East Lothian          (See National Outcome
residents will have   2)
the appropriate
education, training
and qualifications
to enable them to
sustain
employment
All pupils will       East Lothian Indicator:   Annual / East                                                   Target 2009/10:
match or exceed       Performance at end of     Lothian                                       05/06   06/07
their predicted       S4 - 3 year average %     Council          5+ awards at SCQF Level      92%     93%       94%
progression levels                                               3 or better
against national                                                 5+ awards at SCQF Level      82%     79%       83%
comparison levels,                                               4 or better
e.g. PIPS, MIDYIS                                                5+ awards at SCQF Level      40%     37%       41%
and SQA                                                          5 or better

                      East Lothian Indicator:   Annual / East                                                   All pupils will match
                      Performance of original   Lothian                               05/06     06/07   07/08   or exceed their
                      S4 cohort at end of S4:   Council          Actual at S4: 5+     40        37      40      predicted
                       Actual                                   SCQF at level 5 or                             progression levels
                       Predicted                                better
                          performance in                         Prediction at S4:    -         37      38
                          November of S4                         5+ SCQF at level 5
                       Predicted                                or better
                          performance in                         Prediction at S2:    -         -       -
                          November of S2                         5+ SCQF at level 5
                                                                 or better
National Outcome 3                                                                 16


All children w ill be   East Lothian Indicator:      Annual / East
literate and            All children and young       Lothian           Reading               05/06   06/07
numerate by the         people w ill achieve Level   Council           Combined % of P3,     80.9    81.3             85% 2009/10
end of P6 unless        B in Reading by the end                        4, 6 & 7 meeting or
they have               of P4, Level D by the end                      exceeding the
identif ied specific    of P7 and level E by the                       appropriate level
learning difficulties   end of S2                                      for their age
or severe and                                                          % achieving level E   69.6    69.6             75% 2009/10
complex needs                                                          the end of S2


                        East Lothian Indicator:      Annual / East
                        All children w ill have      Lothian           Maths                 05/06   06/07
                        achieved Level B by the      Council           Combined % of P3,     80.5    81.8             85% 2009/10
                        end of P4 in maths; Level                      4, 6 & 7 meeting or
                        D by the end of P7 and                         exceeding the
                        level E by the end of S2                       appropriate level
                                                                       for their age
                                                                       % achieving level E   58.6    63.5             70% 2009/10
                                                                       the end of S2


                        NI 12: Reduce number of      To be            This indicator is based on the Scottish Adult   Reduce the number
                        working age people with      developed        Numeracy and Literacy Survey, which will be     of working age
                        severe literacy and          (Scottish        available in mid 2009                           people w ith severe
                        numeracy problems            Adult Literacy                                                   literacy and
                                                     and Numeracy                                                     numeracy problems
                                                     Survey)
National Outcome 4                                                                         17

National Outcome (4) Our young people are successful learne rs, confide nt individua ls, e ffe ctive contributors and
responsible c itize ns
Local Context

Both attainment and achievement are critical to the Integrated Children‟s Services
                                                                                                           % of S4 pupils achieving five or more credits
Plan. Continuous improvement in SQA Examinations coupled with a wide variety of
                                                                                                                of equivalent at Level 5, 2003-2007
other school activities is necessary to enable all children and young people to have the
                                                                                                     42
best start in their life after school.
                                                                                                     41
The levels of attainment in      SQA examinations continues to be a key challenge in that            40           East Lothian
this has a direct impact on      the life chances of all young people in East Lothian. Schools       39
make a major contribution        in this regard and attainment levels throughout the County          38
have continued to improve        over the years.
                                                                                                     37
                                                                                                     36
                                                                                                     35
                                                                                                           2003       2004       2005       2006       2007

                     School leaver destinations, 2003-2007
                                                                                  There are still too many young people leaving School in East
 100                                                    Unknown                   Lothian who do not immediately go into further or higher
  90
                                                                                  education, training or employment. Creating more chances and
  80                                                    Unemployed not seeking    more choices for this group of young people is also a key
  70                                                    work
                                                                                  challenge
  60                                                    Unemployed seeking work
  50
  40                                                    Employment
  30
  20                                                    Training

  10
                                                        Further education
   0
       2002-03




                       2004-05




                                           2006-07




                                                        Higher education
National Outcome 4                                                              18


Re quire d actions / commitme nt by local partners for these outcomes

   Work with Schools to deliver “A Curriculum for Excellence”
   Place sustainable education, enterprise, science, modern languages and technology at the heart of the County‟s education provision
   Embed Scottish history, culture and heritage throughout school life and make every effort to support Scotland‟s languages – both
    Gaelic and Scots
   Improve involvement in and achievement through increased involvement of children and young people in creative arts, sports,
    outdoor education and community volunteering
   Improve attainment in examinations for all young people, and in particular the lowest performing 20%
   Increase the proportion of school leavers in positive and sustained destinations (further /higher education /employment /trai ning)
   Expand schools /college partnerships and provide opportunities for all young people to experience vocational education.
   Develop a strategy to support small rural schools, by June 2008
   Produce an update on the School Estate Strategy, by June 2008 and annually thereafter
   Work with the available resources to deliver the Scottish Government‟s pledge to reduce class sizes in Primary 1, 2 and 3 to a
    maximum of 18 pupils, beginning in June 2008


Scottish Government require d action / commitment to support de livery of local outcome

We ask that the Scottish Government reflect the reality in East Lothian, wh ich is contrary to the prevailing national trend of falling
school rolls and spare school capacity as referred to on the Concordat's Set of Specified Commit ments, by providing adequate funding
which is more directly related to costs.
National Outcome 4                                                             19


Local Outcomes        Relevant indicators         Frequency /     Baseline 2006/07                               Local targets and
                                                  type / source                                                  timescales
All children and      East Lothian indicator:                     Survey to be undertaken from 2008/09           -
young people will     SELS survey „I know how                     onwards
know how to use       to keep others and
technology in a       myself safe when using
manner which          information technology
protects their own    (internet, mobile
and others safety     phones)‟
Every school will     NI 11: Increase the         HMIE / Annual   This measure will be built up as schools get   Increase the
achieve a very        proportion of schools                       inspected between 2008-2010                    proportion of schools
good level of         receiving positive                                                                         receiving positive
performance in        inspection reports                                                                         inspection reports
Learning and
Teaching
All young people      East Lothian Indicator:     Annual / East   % of P7 children agreeing that teachers tell   2010/11: 93%
will report that      SELS survey of P7 Pupils,   Lothian         them when they have done something well
their wider           % agreeing that „my         Council         (NB. Question changed from 2008 onwards)
achievements are      school recognises and
recognised by their   celebrates my                               2005/06: 93.3
school                achievements‟                               2006/07: 91.7
                      East Lothian Indicator:     Annual / East   % of S2 children agreeing that teachers tell   2010/11: 85%
                      SELS survey of S2 Pupils,   Lothian         them when they have done something well
                      % agreeing that „my         Council         (NB. Question changed from 2008 onwards)
                      school recognises and
                      celebrates my                               2005/06: 78.5
                      achievements‟                               2006/07: 83.1
East Lothian          (See National Outcome
residents will have   2)
the appropriate
education, training
and qualific ations
to enable them to
sustain
employment
National Outcome 4                                             20


All children w ill be   (See National Outcome
literate and            3)
numerate by the
end of P6 unless
they have
identif ied specific
learning difficulties
or severe and
complex needs
We will improve         East Lothian indicator:    Survey to be undertaken from 2008/09   -
children and young      SELS survey, % agreeing    onwards
people‟s health         that „I am encouraged to
and their attitudes     live a healthy life at
to health               school‟
All pupils will         (See National Outcome
match or exceed         3)
their predicted
progression levels
against national
comparison levels,
e.g. PIPS, MIDYIS
and SQA
National Outcome 5                                                              21

National Outcome (5) Our children have the best sta rt in life a nd a re ready to succeed
Local Context
                                            Health and wellbeing among young people in East Lothian is generally better than the
                                            Scottish average. More women breastfeed than the Scottish average and a recent
                                            survey of young people suggests that the number that smoke has declined.

                                                  However, inequalities among children e xist within East Lothian that reflect the pattern
                                                  of multiple deprivation. For example fewer women breastfeed in the more deprived
                                                  areas of East Lothian, educational attainment is worse in these areas and more
                                                  children live in workless households. 196 children were also being looked after by the
                                                  Council in March 2007.
                                                  Looked after children                Population projections 2006-2031, people aged 0-15
                                                  have worse life chances         22
                                                                                                     East Lothian
                                                                                                                                          940
                                                  than other children, a




                                                                                 East Lothian (thousands)
                                                                                  21                 Scotland                             920




                                                                                                                                                                 Scotland (thousands)
                                                  difference that the
                                                  Council aims to address.        20                                                      900

                                                                                                            19                                             880
According to the 2006 mid-year population estimates 18,542 people are
aged 0-15 in East Lothian. Unlike Scotland as a whole the number of people                                  18                                             860
aged 0-15 is projected to rise in East Lothian over the next 25 years.
                                                                                                            17                                             840

                                                                                                            16                                             820
                                                                                                                 2006   2011   2016   2021   2026   2031

Re quire d actions / commitme nt by local partners for these outcomes

   Assist in the development of universal integrated early education, childcare and early intervention services in conjunction with NHS
    Lothian
   Provide Nursery Education at the level of 475 hours per year, including the Partnership Centres starting in August 2008
   Guarantee that there is a teacher in eac h nursery.
   Ensure that our services take account of views of children, young people and their families in shaping policies and deliverin g all
    services
   Increase the number of positive inspection reports for pre-school centres, schools, child protection services and the authority
   Promotion of dental health and early dental registration through the Childsmile programme, supported by the recruit ment of ne w
    staff to work with nursery schools and young parents

Scottish Government require d action / commitment to support de livery of local outcome
National Outcome 5                                                               22


Local Outcomes          Relevant indicators          Frequency /     Baseline 2006/07                  Local targets and
                                                     type / source                                     timescales
All children w ill be   (See National Outcome
literate and            3)
numerate by the
end of P6 unless
they have
identif ied specific
learning difficulties
or severe and
complex needs
We will improve         East Lothian Indicator:      Annual / East   2005/06: 76.5%                    60% 2009/10
the outcomes for        Percentage of children       Lothian         2006/07: 50%
Looked After and        ceasing to be looked after   Council (CS
Accommodated            who attained at least one    Scorecard)
Children                SCQF (Scottish Credit
                        and Qualifications
                        Framework)
                        East Lothian Indicator:      Annual / East   2005/06: 58.5%                    55% 2009/10
                        Percentage of children       Lothian         2006/07: 46.4%
                        ceasing to be looked after   Council (CS
                        who attained at least one    Scorecard)
                        SCQF in English and
                        Mathematics
                        NI 13: Increase the          HMIE /          East Lothian – January 2007 89%   Weak and Adequate
                        overall proportion of        When                                              scores from 2006
                        Local Authority areas        inspected                                         move upwards to
                        receiving positive                                                             Good in 2008
                        inspection reports (Child                                                      Inspection
                        protection)
National Outcome 5                                                               23


All children and      East Lothian Indicator:     Annual / East    % of P7 children agreeing that „all children are   Increase the
young people and      SELS survey of P7 Pupils,   Lothian          treated fairly in the school‟ (NB. Question        proportion of
staff report that     % agreeing that „I am       Council          changed from 2008 onwards)                         children that agree
they feel they are    treated fairly in this                                                                          they are treated
treated with equity   school‟                                      2005/06: 75.5                                      fairly
and fairness                                                       2006/07: 69.1
                      East Lothian Indicator:     Annual / East    % of S2 children agreeing that „all children are   Increase the
                      SELS survey of S2 pupils,   Lothian          treated fairly in the school‟ (NB. Question        proportion of
                      % agreeing that „I am       Council          changed from 2008 onwards)                         children that agree
                      treated fairly in this                                                                          they are treated
                      school‟                                      2005/06: 41.9                                      fairly
                                                                   2006/07: 49
                      East Lothian Indicator:     Every 2 years    % of Head Teachers agreeing or strongly            2010/11: 93%
                      HMIE follow-up survey of    / East Lothian   agreeing that the authority is „effective in
                      Head Teachers               Council          promoting equal opportunities‟

                                                                   2007: 93%
More women will       East Lothian Indicator:     Annual / NHS     Percentage of children exclusively                 2008/09 - 36%
choose to             Number of women                              breastfeeding at 6-8 week review                   2009/10 - 39%
breastfeed and feel   exclusively breastfeeding                                                                       2010/11 - 43.7%
supported in this                                                  2004/05 - 35.7%
choice by services                                                 2005/06 - 34.9%
and the wider                                                      2006/07 - 32%
community
We will reduce the    (See National Outcome
number of people      6)
in East Lothian
who smoke
We will improve       East Lothian Indicator:     MIDAS /          2007 – 76.5%                                       2008/09 – 78%
the oral health of    Increase the number of      Annual                                                              2009/10 – 80%
children              three to five year olds                                                                         2010/11 – 80%
                      registered with an NHS
                      dentist by 2010/11
National Outcome 6                                                              24

National Outcome (6) We live longer, healthier lives
Local Context

Health in East Lothian is generally better than the Scottish average: life expectancy is higher, hospital admissions for alco hol related
diseases are lower, self-assessed health is better (people that say their health is „good‟), and less people smoke. However, heart
disease is higher, more people are prescribed drugs for mental health problems, and more people are admitted to hospital with cancer.

Although health is generally good, there are signif icant differences
depending on where people live. Health in the west of East Lothian is
generally worse than in the east, for example in Wallyford and
Prestonpans:

   Heart disease is signif icantly higher than the Scottish average
   More people smoke
   Dental disease among children is higher
   More adults are unable to work due to illness or disability
   There are more teenage pregnancies
   Levels of diabetes are higher

Inequality in health is created by a multiplicity of factors, but is
strongly related to income and educational attainment within East
Lothian. Access to services, information and resources need to be
provided for people from lower income groups to allow them to live a
healthy lifestyle. However, income is not the only dimension of
inequality. Some inequality is related more to gender, sexuality and
ethnicity, and services also need to think about how access by these groups can also be improved.

Re quire d actions / commitme nt by local partners for these outcomes

   Promote access to physical activity and sport for all
   Promote healthy eating and sensible drinking
   Promote mental health in all its forms
   Support initiatives to reduce abuse of drugs and alcohol
   Encourage the use and appreciation of the natural assets of East Lothian and the access to these by the socially disadvantaged
    groups such as people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health problems etc.
   Create a Health Improvement Unit
   Sexual Health Strategy being taken forward in partnership wit h NHS Lothian, East Lothian Council and voluntary sector partners,
    continuing the work developed through the Health Respect model
National Outcome 6                                                                   25

   NHS Lothian is in the process of developing a Healthy Weight Strategy, which will contribute to reducing obesity levels throu ghout
    the population
   Joint Capacity Plans for Older People have been developed through the involvement of older people, carers, voluntary sector, East
    Lothian Council and NHS Lothian to ensure appropriate care and support is available locally
   Scottish Government has set delayed discharge partnerships a challenging target to reduce to zero the number of patients who are
    ready for discharge but are delayed from doing so
   Continuation of the Choose Life programme within East Lothian, supported by the action plan for „Towards a Mentally Flourishing
    Scotland‟

Scottish Government require d action / commitment to support de livery of local outcome



Local Outcomes        Relevant indicators           Frequency /      Baseline 2006/07                                Local targets and
                                                    type / source                                                    timescales
We will reduce the    East Lothian Indicator:       Community        2002-2006                                       Reduce the number
impact of alcohol     Alcohol related deaths        Health Profile                                                   of alcohol related
and drug abuse on                                                    East Lothian: 17.8 / 100,000 population         deaths
health and well-                                                     Scotland: 27.4 / 100,000 population
being
We will improve       NI 15: 60% of school          Annual / NHS     Lothian 2006: 55.2%                             2010 target: 60%
children and young    children in primary 1:w ill                    Scotland 2006: 54.1%
people‟s health       have no signs of dental
and their attitudes   disease by 2010                                The NHS are working towards making this
to health                                                            data available at East Lothian level
                      NI 19: Reduce the rate of     ISD /                                                            2010/11: 22.3%
                                                                               Overweight EL            Low BMI EL
                      increase in the proportion    Annual                                                           (i.e. no increase in
                                                                               Scotland total
                      of children with their                                                                         the proportion from
                                                                     30
                      Body Mass Index out with                                                                       2006/07)
                      a healthy range by 2018                        25

                                                                     20

                                                                     15

                                                                     10

                                                                      5

                                                                      0
                                                                             04/05              05/06        06/07
National Outcome 6                                                              26


                     LI 19: Pregnancies          ISD / Annual                                                    Lothian area target
                     among under 16 year                         East Lothian              Lothian area          7.3 by 2010
                     olds, per 1000 relevant                     2001 – 7.3/1000           2001-03 – 8.1
                     population                                  2002 – 5.8/1000           2002-04 – 8.6         East Lothian target
                                                                 2003 – 5.8/1000           2003-05 – 8.3         5.4 by 2010
                                                                 2004 – 5.5/1000
                                                                 2005 – 7.0/1000

                                                                 03/05 av. 6.1/1000

We will reduce the   NI 22: Reduce the           Every 2        2005/06: 21%                                     2010 target: 18.9%
number of people     percentage of the adult     years /
in East Lothian      population who smoke to     Scottish                                                        This contributes to an
who smoke            22% by 2010                 Household                                                       overall target for the
                                                 Survey                                                          Lothian NHS Board
                                                                                                                 area to reduce
                                                                                                                 smoking
                     East Lothian Indicator:     Every 2        Smoking prevalence for 15 year olds (smokes      Reduce the number
                     Prevalence of smoking       years /        at least once a week)                            of 15 year olds that
                     behaviour by children       SALSUS                                    2002       2006       smoke
                     and young people                            East Lothian              21%        14%

We will provide      NI 40: Increase the         Every 2                                                         Increase the
                                                                           East Lothian       Scotland
increasing           proportion of journeys to   years /                                                         proportion of
                                                                72
opportunities for    work made by public or      Scottish                                                        journeys to work
people to be         active transport            Transport      70                                               made by public or
physically active,                               Survey                                                          active transport
                                                                68
through access to
sport, leisure,                                                 66
recreation, active
                                                                64
travel and access
to the countryside                                              62
                                                                     1999/00   2001/02    2003/04   2005/06
                                                                Percentage of employed adults over t he age of
                                                                16 that use a car or van to travel to work
National Outcome 6                                                              27


                     LI 28: Numbers and        Every 2 years           East Lothian     Scotland     East Lothian trend    2010/11: 70%
                     percentage of children    / SHS
                                                                 70
                     walking or cycling to
                     school

                                                                 60



                                                                 50



                                                                 40
                                                                1999-2000       2001-2002      2003-2004       2005-2006

                                                               Percentage of pupils in full-time education at
                                                               school that walk or cycle to school
                     East Lothian Indicator:   Annual / East   Number of attendances at indoor facilities per              Increase the
                     Number of people using    Lothian         1000 population                                             number of people
                     sport centres             Council                                                                     using sports centres
                                                               2004/05: 3,965
                                                               2005/06: 3,380
                                                               2006/07: 3,364
We ensure a          LI 24: Number of          Annual / GRO    Number of suicides per 100,000 population                   Reduce the number
mentally             suicides per 10,000                       1992/96 – 13.1                                              of suicides by 20%
flourishing East     population                                1997/01 – 11.0                                              by 2011 based on
Lothian by                                                     2002/06 – 11.8                                              2002 rates
promoting positive
mental health &      LI 23: Estimated number   Every 2 years   Percentage of the population                                2009 – zero
well-being           of people being           / Scottish      2002: 7.09                                                  increase in rates of
                     prescribed drugs for      National        2004: 8.01                                                  prescribing
                     anxiety, depression or    Statistics                                                                  2011 – reduce
                     psychosis                                                                                             prescribing rates by
                                                                                                                           10%
National Outcome 7                                                               28

National Outcome (7) We have tackled the significant inequa lities in Scottish soc iety
Local Context

The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) shows that East Lothian is one of the least deprived areas of Scotland. However,
areas of Prestonpans and Tranent are within the most deprived 20% of data zones in Scotland. This inequality is borne out by measures
relating to health, education and employment, which are also worse in these parts of the county than in other areas.

Deprivation is not confined to Tranent and Prestonpans. The SIMD represents concentrations of deprivation whereas individuals live in
deprived circumstances throughout East Lothian. Particular attention needs to be paid to ensuring that people living in less accessible
parts of the area are not unduly disadvantaged by their circumstances.

Slightly fewer East Lothian residents than the Scottish average reported that they had a disability or limit ing long -term illness at the
2001 Census. However, older people are more likely to suffer from illness or disability and the population aged over 75 is projected to
rise at a higher rate than the Scottish average between 2006-2031.

In the 3rd Quarter (Oct-Dec) of 2007, East Lothian was the 3rd most expensive area in Scotland to buy a house (average mean house
price of £210,000, Scotland £158,000). Median weekly earnings are higher than the Scottish average, although house prices are
proportionately higher still, meaning that affordability is a problem.

Re quire d actions / commitme nt by local partners for these outcomes

   Improve attainment in examinations for all young people, and in particular the lowest performing 20%
   Encourage the use and appreciation of the natural assets of East Lothian and the access to these by the socially disadvantage d
    groups such as people with lea rning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health problems etc.
   Provide an effective support for people who become homeless and whenever possible, seek to prevent homelessness
   Sexual Health Strategy being taken forward in partnership with NHS Lothian, East Lothian Council and voluntary sector partners,
    continuing the work developed through the Health Respect model
   NHS Lothian is in the process of developing a Healthy Weight Strategy, which will contribute to reducing obesity levels throu ghout
    the population


Scottish Government require d action / commitment to support de livery of local outcome

A reliable and regularly reported measure of healthy life expectancy needs to be developed
National Outcome 7                                                             29


Local Outcomes       Relevant indicators          Frequency /     Baseline 2006/07                                Local targets and
                                                  type / source                                                   timescales
We will reduce the   NI 21: Increase the          To be           This measure is being developed and will be     Increase the healthy
differential in      healthy life expectancy in   developed /     published on the Scottish Public Health         life expectancy in
health outcomes      most deprived areas          ISD             Observatory Website                             most deprived areas
between the most
affluent and least   East Lothian Indicator:      Annual / SNS    Hospital admissions for alcohol misuse – rate   Reduce the
affluent areas of    Hospital admissions for                      per 100,000 (2001-04), Data Zones within the    difference between
the county           alcohol misuse                               most deprived 15% in Scotland:                  deprived areas and
                                                                                                                  the average for East
                                                                  S01001595 (Tranent): 728.41                     Lothian
                                                                  S01001613 (Prestonpans): 710.06
                                                                  S01001625 (Prestonpans): 1204.82                East Lothian: 474.15
                     East Lothian Indicator:      Annual / SNS    Hospital admissions for drugs misuse – rate     Reduce the
                     Hospital admissions for                      per 100,000 (2001-04), Data Zones within the    difference between
                     drugs misuse                                 most deprived 15% in Scotland:                  deprived areas and
                                                                                                                  the average for East
                                                                  S01001595 (Tranent): 138.74                     Lothian
                                                                  S01001613 (Prestonpans): 147.93
                                                                  S01001625 (Prestonpans): 413.08                 East Lothian: 119.91
We will prevent      East Lothian Indicator:      Annual /        Households assessed as being homeless or        Reduce the number
people from          Number of households         Scottish        potentially homeless                            of people being
becoming             assessed as homeless or      Government                                                      assessed as
homeless             potentially homeless                         2006/07: 737                                    homeless or
                                                                                                                  potentially homeless
                     East Lothian Indicator:      Annual / East   Percentage of cases being reassessed as         Reduce the
                     Number of cases              Lothian         homeless or potentially homeless within 12      proportion of people
                     reassessed as homeless       Council         months of the previous case being completed     being reassessed as
                     or potentially homeless                                                                      homeless or
                     within 12 months of                          2006/07: 7.7%                                   potentially homeless
                     previous case being
                     completed as a
                     proportion of all cases
                     assessed as homeless or
                     potentially homeless
                     during the year
National Outcome 7                                                            30


We will close the    East Lothian Indicator:      Annual / East   2005/06: 72.4    Close the gap
gap between the      Yearly average tariff        Lothian         2006/07: 65.3    between the
attainment of the    scores of lowest attaining   Council                          attainment of the
lowest attaining     20% using post-appeals                                        lowest attaining
20% of pupils and    data                                                          20% of pupils and
their peers                                                                        their peers
                     East Lothian Indicator: 3    Annual / East   2003/05: 60.9    Close the gap
                     year average tariff scores   Lothian         2004/06: 65.3    between the
                     of lowest attaining 20%      Council                          attainment of the
                     using post appeals data                                       lowest attaining
                                                                                   20% of pupils and
                                                                                   their peers
We will improve      (See National Outcome
the outcomes for     5)
Looked After and
Accommodated
Children
National Outcome 8                                                               31

National Outcome (8) We have improved the life cha nces for childre n, young people a nd fa milies at risk
Local Context

Child protection and health promotion are key issues for East Lothian Council. Child Protection was inspected recently and th e
accompanying report was published in February 2007. This resulted in a rigorous action plan being published and this will be added to
with the publication of the Social Work Inspection Agency‟s report on Social Work Services in East Lothian in February 2008.

In relation to health, all Schools in East Lothian have now achieved „Health Promoting Schools‟ accreditation at Stage 1 and will
continue to develop Stage 2 in 2008. In addition, the programme to improve School Meals – „Hungry for Success‟ continues with the
implementation of the Schools Nutrition Act 2007.

The protection of all children, in particular those who are most vulnerable and disadvantaged, is a t op priority. This continues to be a
significant challenge in 2008 w ith there being a signif icant increase in the number of children refereed in the last two years. 196
children were in care in East Lothian at March 2007.

Re quire d actions / commitme nt by local partners for these outcomes

   Seek to improve attainment in examinations for all young people, and in particular the lowest performing 20%
   Increase the numbers of school leavers entering Employment, Further Education, Higher Education and Training
   Expand the number of School/College Partnerships and provide more opportunities for all young people to experience vocational
    education
   Protect children from abuse, neglect and harm by providing further resources for child protection services and making suppo rt
    services available for families affected by drug and alcohol abuse.
   Provide the best of care for children who need to be looked after through improvements in foster care and residential care, more
    responsive support and delivery of corporate parenting.
   Improve support to vulnerable children, young people and their families by the development of family support systems includin g
    Kinship Care and Family Conferencing, particularly for the most disadvantaged children and young people
   Implement GIRFEC
   Enhance role of and support for Reviewing Officer for LAAC


Scottish Government require d action / commitment to support de livery of local outcome
National Outcome 8                                                                32


Local Outcomes        Relevant indicators         Frequency /     Baseline 2006/07                                 Local targets and
                                                  type / source                                                    timescales
No child or young     East Lothian Indicator:     Annual / East          The number of looked after children in    Target 2010/11: 175
person w ill be       Number of looked after      Lothian                           East Lothian
disadvantaged as a    children                    Council          250
consequence of                                                     200
her/his aptitudes,                                                 150
abilities or family                                                100
circumstances                                                      50
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                      East Lothian Indicator:                     Indicator to be developed from exit interviews   -
                      Disabled children, young                    and viewpoint survey
                      people and their carers
                      report that they feel
                      more positively included
We will improve       (See National Outcome
the outcomes for      5)
Looked After and
Accommodated
Children
Children and          NI 13: Increase the         HMIE /          East Lothian – January 2007 89%                  Weak and Adequate
young people are      overall proportion of       When                                                             scores from 2006
protected by all      Local Authority areas       inspected                                                        move upwards to
agencies              receiving positive                                                                           Good in 2008
                      inspection reports (Child                                                                    Inspection
                      protection)
                      East Lothian Indicator:                     Indicator to be developed from exit interviews   -
                      Children/young people                       and viewpoint survey
                      feel safe when they are
                      looked after away from
                      home
National Outcome 9                                                           33

National Outcome (9) We live our lives sa fe from c rime, disorde r and da nger
Local Context

Crime rates are generally low. The index of recorded crime ranked
East Lothian as 23rd among Scotland‟s local authorities during
2006/07 (East Lothian had 69 crimes for every 100 in Scotland as a
whole). In real terms East Lothian had an average of 524 crimes for
every 10,000 people during 2006/07; however, crime rates are
higher in the western parts of the area as can be seen from the map.

Low levels or rec orded crime are reflected in relatively low levels of
perceived crime. 88% of residents do not feel threatened by crime in
their neighbourhood.

The number of road accidents per million vehicle kilometres is
declining and is lower than the Scottish average. However, road
accidents remain a signif icant cause of premature death in East
Lothian.




Re quire d actions / commitme nt by local partners for these outcomes

   Establish an operational framework w ithin which to effectively tackle anti-social behaviour
   Deliver innovative and effective ways to support our communities
   Expand the ability to enforce fines for civil offences
   Work with the police through the Community and Police Partnership (CAPP) process to take appropriate action on under age
    drinking, vandalism, drug taking and anti-social behaviour
   Develop and monitor the effectiveness of CCTV security cameras
   Develop and manage effective services to support the rehabilitation of offenders
   Provide an efficient service to the Courts and to all partners in the criminal justice system
   Establish and lead adult protection procedures and practices with our key partners in the Police,
   Health and the voluntary sector
   Establish and maintain public protection procedures and practices, e.g. the development of a Critical Oversight Group
   Implement new policies for managing the risk of serious or sexual offending by young people

Scottish Government require d action / commitment to support de livery of local outcome
National Outcome 9                                                                 34


Local Outcomes          Relevant indicators           Frequency /     Baseline 2006/07                                Local targets and
                                                      type / source                                                   timescales
Fewer children and      East Lothian Indicator:       Annual / East   2005/06: 124                                    Reduce the number
young people are        Reduction in the number       Lothian         2006/07: 122                                    of exclusions
the victim or cause     of recurrent short term       Council
of crime and anti-      exclusions (of more than
social behaviour        2 days) – Education
                        Scorecard
                        East Lothian Indicator:       Annual / East   % of P7 children agreeing that „the behaviour   Increase the number
                        SELS survey of P7 Pupils,     Lothian         of children in school is good‟ (NB. Question    of children reporting
                        % agreeing that „I            Council         changed from 2008 onwards)                      that they behave
                        behave well in school‟                                                                        well
                                                                      2006/07: 65.8
                        East Lothian Indicator:       Annual / East   % of P7 children agreeing that „the behaviour   Increase the number
                        SELS survey of P7 Pupils,     Lothian         of children in school is good‟ (NB. Question    of children reporting
                        % agreeing that „Most         Council         changed from 2008 onwards)                      that others behave
                        pupils behave well in                                                                         well
                        school‟                                       2006/07: 65.8
                        East Lothian Indicator:                       A baseline for this indicator needs to be       Reduce the number
                        Number of serious or                          collected.                                      of offences
                        sexual offences by young
                        people
All people w ill feel   LI 32: % of adult             Every 2 years                                                   Increase the
safe in our             residents stating they        / Scottish                  Scotland          East Lothian      proportion of people
communities             feel „very safe‟ or „fairly   Household                   Home     Walk     Home     Walk     that feel safe alone
during both             safe‟ when at home alone      Survey                               alone             alone    in their homes at
daytime and night       at night / after dark                          2003/04    96.3     73.1     97       81.6     night
time
National Outcome 9                                                                                    35


East Lothian‟s        LI 38: The number of         Annual /                                                                                                                               2010: 0.22 per
roads will be safer   persons killed or            Scottish                        East Lothian                             Scotland                    East Lothian trend                1,000,000 kms
                      seriously injured (KSI) in   Government       0.5
                      road accidents per million                    0.4
                      vehicle kilometres
                                                                    0.3
                                                                    0.2
                                                                    0.1
                                                                     0




                                                                          1997
                                                                                   1998
                                                                                            1999
                                                                                                     2000
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                                                                                                                                                                            2009
                                                                                                                                                                                   2010
                                                                   Slight injuries per 1,000,000 vehicle Kms
                                                                                                                                                                                          2010: 0.04 per
                                                                                   East Lothian                             Scotland                     East Lothian trend               1,000,000 kms
                                                                    0.12


                                                                    0.08


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                                                                      0




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                                                                   Total number KSI per 1,000,000 vehicle Kms
Fewer young           East Lothian Indicator:      Annual / East   2005/06: 2.3                                                                                                           Reduce the number
people w ill be on    Number of children on        Lothian         2006/07: 2.5                                                                                                           of children on the
the Child             the Child Protection         Council                                                                                                                                child protection
Protection Register   Register (rate per 1000)                                                                                                                                            register
There will be fewer   NI 29: Reduce overall        Annual          The 2 year reconviction rates for East Lothian                                                                         30% by 2011
repeat offenders      reconviction rates by 2                      for the past 2 years are:
                      percentage points by
                      2011                                          Cohort                                   2 year reconviction rate
                                                                    2003-04                                  37%
                                                                    2002-03                                  40%
National Outcome 10                                                            36

National Outcome (10) We live in we ll-designed, susta inable places where we a re a ble to access the amenities and
services we need
Local Context

In the 3rd Quarter (Oct-Dec) of 2007, East Lothian was the 3rd most expensive area in Scotland to buy a house (average mean house
price of £210,000, Scotland £158,000). Median weekly earnings are higher than the Scottish average, although house prices are
proportionately higher still, meaning that affordability is a problem.

The Council‟s Local Housing Strategy 2003-2013 identifies an affordable housing delivery target of 2750 over the 10-year period.
Between 2003/04 and 2006/07, 308 affordable houses were completed, well below the target set out in the Local Housing Strateg y

East Lothian has a high number of people on the housing register and homeless presentations have steadily increased over the past 5
years. The lack of affordable and socially rented housing is a major contributor to these problems. Domestic abuse and peopl e no
longer being able to stay with family or friends are also significant causes of homelessness.

Approximately 24% of houses are socially rented, 7% private rented and 69% are owner occupied. By the end of 2006/07 54.5% of
East Lothian Council House stock (as at 1980) had been sold through the Right to Buy.

The average number of people living in each household is decreasing w hile more people are moving to the area, which is causin g a rise
in the number of households. The number of households is forecast to rise by 22% between 2004-2024 compared to a rise of 13% for
Scotland. This is the 4th fastest area of growth in Scotland.

The area is served by good east -west transport links including the A1 and the East Coast Mainline. However, over-dependence on out-
commuting is putting a strain on the roads and public transport inf rastructure.
National Outcome 10                                                            37


Re quire d actions / commitme nt by local partners for these outcomes

   Monitor and review the local housing strategy to ensure we are delivering in our commit ments, and use the result s to inform the
    next local housing strategy
   Maximise the Housing Association Grant Funding in order to increase supply and choice in the market
   Ensure the spread of affordable housing in East Lothian wide is available to a wide range of social needs
   Implement the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006.
   Continue to release Council owned land for affordable housing.
   Review the use of Compulsory Purchase Orders to provide land for affordable housing.
   Deliver the Scottish Housing Quality Standard
   Accelerating the refurbis hment programme for the existing housing stock
   Work closely with our tenants to develop the service and ensure that they are fully involved in decisions which affect them
   Invest and expand Council housing land stock
   Expand through innovation, the Council‟s ability to purchase land
   Continue to release Council owned land for affordable housing
   Review the Council‟s Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance
   Review the use of Compulsory Purchase Orders to provide land for affordable housing.
   Develop a plan for Sustainable Transport within East Lothian, in association with South East Scotland Transportation (SEST RAN),
    which will reduce the number of journeys by private car through implementation of the Regional Transport Strategy, the East
    Lothian Council Local Transport Strategy, support for the urban and rural bus network, enhanced rail provision, production of a
    cycle strategy and a review of home to school transport
   Develop and implement an Asset Management Strategy for the road network, encompassing road maintenance, additions to the
    existing road network, management of on/off street car parking, and traffic calming
   Increase the proportion of journeys to work made by public or active transport
   Reduce the proportion of driver journeys delayed due to traffic congestion


Scottish Government require d action / commitment to support de livery of local outcome

Streamline the bureaucracy involved in providing affordable housing to make the process faster and more efficient
National Outcome 10                                                                            38


Local Outcomes        Relevant indic ators        Frequency /     Baseline 2006/07                                                                        Local targets and
                                                  type / source                                                                                           timescales
Fewer East Lothian    NI 7: Reduce the            Annual /        East Lothian 20% (2005/06)                                                              Reduce the
residents will        proportion of driver        Scottish        Scotland 17% (2005/06)                                                                  proportion of driver
choose to             journeys delayed due to     Transport                                                                                               journeys delayed
commute               traffic congestion          Survey                                                                                                  due to traffic
                                                                                                                                                          congestion
                      East Lothian Indicator:     Annual /                                                                                                Reduce the level of
                      Traffic on trunk roads      Scottish                                                                                                growth in the
                                                                                               Trunk roads                  Local roads
                      and local authority roads   Government –                                                                                            number of vehicle
                                                                   550
                                                  Scottish                                                                                                kilometres travelled
                                                                   500
                                                  Transport
                                                  Statistics       450
                                                                   400
                                                                   350
                                                                   300
                                                                   250
                                                                   200




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                                                                                                                                     2004

                                                                                                                                            2005

                                                                                                                                                   2006
                                                                  Million vehicle kilometres per year in East
                                                                  Lothian
                      NI 40: Increase the         Every 2 years                        East Lothian                   Scotland                            Increase the
                      proportion of journeys to   / Scottish      72                                                                                      proportion of
                      work made by public or      Transport                                                                                               journeys to work
                                                                  70
                      active transport            Survey                                                                                                  made by public or
                                                                  68                                                                                      active transport
                                                                  66
                                                                  64
                                                                  62
                                                                         1999/00 2001/02 2003/04 2005/06
                                                                  Percentage of employed adults over the age of
                                                                  16 that use a car or van to travel to work
National Outcome 10                                                                                      39


Access to             LI 41: Number of            Annual /                   Housing completions by the Council and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              25% contribution to
affordable housing,   affordable homes            Scottish                           Housing Associations                                                                                                                     affordable housing in
jobs and services                                 Government   160
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              developments of 5
will be improved                                               140                                                                                                                                                            or more units
                                                               120
                                                               100
                                                                80
                                                                60
                                                                40
                                                                20
                                                                 0




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                      NI 32: Increase the rate    Annual                                                                                                                                                                      9000 houses need to
                      of new house building       (financial                                                                                                                                                                  be built in East
                                                  year)                                                                                                                                                                       Lothian over the
                                                                                              East Lothian                                                        Scotland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              period of the
                                                               9
                                                               8                                                                                                                                                              Structure Plan
                                                               7                                                                                                                                                              (2004-2015). 2016
                                                               6                                                                                                                                                              were completed
                                                               5
                                                               4                                                                                                                                                              between 2004/05 &
                                                               3                                                                                                                                                              2006/07. Leaving a
                                                               2
                                                               1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              shortfall of 6984
                                                               0                                                                                                                                                              completions due by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2015.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Target: average of
                                                               New build housing completion rates per 1000                                                                                                                    9.4 / 1000 each year
                                                               population                                                                                                                                                     to 2015
                      East Lothian Indicator: %   Ad hoc /     East Lothian: 4%                                                                                                                                               Ensure that no more
                      of the population living    Scottish                                                                                                                                                                    data zones fall into
                      within the 5% most          Government                                                                                                                                                                  this category
                      deprived data zones in
                      Scotland for the
                      Geographical Access to
                      Services domain of the
                      SIMD
National Outcome 11                                                              40

National Outcome (11) We have strong, resilient and supportive communities whe re people take responsibility for their
own actions and how they affect othe rs
Local Context

There are 20 very active Community Councils in East Lothian, encompassing the whole district. They vary considerably in size of
electorates and in terms of area covered. Elections are held every four years, the latest elections being conducted in 2008. Community
Councils have small, devolved, budgets to spend on local priorities (Local Priorities Scheme). The scheme has distributed ove r £2
million since 1997, which community councils have used to fund town and village path networks, children‟s play parks, youth shelters,
skateboarding parks and landscaping.

The small towns of Tranent, Musselburgh, Prestonpans, Haddington, North Berwick and Dunbar contain a large proportion of East
Lothian‟s population. Each of these towns has a distinctive community, which is reflected in the provision of facilities such as secondary
schools, and the establishment of coherent ward boundaries for Community Councils and the Scottish Parliament

The strength and cohesion of East Lothian‟s communities is ref lecting in the re latively high volunteering rates and comparatively low
crime levels. There are currently over 1700 groups on the community library directory, which local people can participate in.

Re quire d actions / commitme nt by local partners for these outcomes

   Promote user involvement and choice
   Include the views of users and carers in all services
   Review service provision to ensure better support for carers and service users, particularly during periods of transition
   Ensure support for voluntary organisations which promote the Council‟s aims
   Shift the balance of care from over reliance on institutionalised and residential provision to community services which suppo rt
    people at home
   Introduce and manage a fuel poverty strategy
   Signif icantly increase the uptake of direct payments and introduce the use of individualised budgeting
   Review and improve day centre services
   Implement the Social Work Inspection Agency (SWIA) Improvement Plan
   Promote joint working with other local authorities and health wherever it is in the int erest of service users to do so
   Phased roll out of mental health awareness training such as Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills T raining
    building on progress made through Choose Life programme

Scottish Government require d action / commitment to support de livery of local outcome
National Outcome 11                                                              41


Local Outcomes        Relevant indicators          Frequency /     Baseline 2006/07                                Local targets and
                                                   type / source                                                   timescales
Children, young       East Lothian Indicator:      Annual / East   % of P7 children agreeing that „the behaviour   Increase the number
people and            SELS survey of P7 Pupils,    Lothian         of children in school is good‟ (NB. Question    of children reporting
members of staff      % agreeing that „Most        Council         changed from 2008 onwards)                      that others behave
will report an        pupils behave well in                                                                        well
improvement in        school‟                                      2006/07: 65.8
behaviour             East Lothian Indicator:      Annual / East   % of P7 children agreeing that „the behaviour   Increase the number
                      SELS survey of S2 Pupils,    Lothian         of children in school is good‟ (NB. Question    of children reporting
                      % agreeing that „Most        Council         changed from 2008 onwards)                      that others behave
                      pupils behave well in                                                                        well
                      school‟                                      2006/07: 43.8
Community and         NI 18: Increase the social   Scottish                                                        Increase the social
                                                                          East lothian's Social Economy
voluntary groups      economy turnover             Corporate                                                       economy turnover
are active and                                     Sector                         Number of organisations
                                                                                  Turnover (£ million)
well-supported                                     Statistics:
                                                                    300
                                                   Local area
                                                   tables /         250
                                                   Annual           200
                                                                    150
                                                                    100
                                                                     50
                                                                      0




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                                                                     20

                                                                     20
                      East Lothian Indicator:      Every 2 years   Percentage of respondents given unpaid help     Increase the
                      Volunteering questions       / Scottish      to any clubs, charities, campaigns or           percentage of people
                      from Scottish Household      Household       organisations over the past 12 months           providing unpaid
                      Survey                       Survey                                                          help
                                                                   2003/04: 24.8%
National Outcome 11                                                             42


Older people are      East Lothian Indicator: %    Scottish                                                            Increase the
provided with the     of people aged 65+           Government /                      East Lothian   Scotland           proportion of people
right care in         receiving personal care at   Annual          2003              54.3           43.5               receiving personal
appropriate           home                                         2004              53.5           48.5               care at home
settings                                                           2005              54.8           51.1
                                                                   2006              58.8           54.5
                                                                   2007              60.1           54.5

                      East Lothian Indicator: %    Scottish                                                            National target:
                      of people aged 65+ w ith     Government /                      East Lothian   Scotland           30% get care at
                      intensive needs receiving    Annual          2003              15.7           24.6               home by 2008
                      care at home                                 2004              28.8           26.9
                                                                   2005              30.2           28.4               40% by 2012
                                                                   2006              31.9           28.6
                                                                   2007              34.1           29.5

                      East Lothian Indicator:      Scottish                                                            The standard set for
                      The number of people         Government /                             East Lothian               this is zero from
                      waiting more than 6          Annual          Jan 2007                 10                         2008/09 onwards
                      weeks to be discharged                       April 2007               1
                      from hospital into a more                    July 2007                7
                      appropriate care setting                     Oct 2007                 9
                                                                   Jan 2008                 10

                      East Lothian Indicator:      Scottish                                                            Reduce number by
                      Number of people aged        Government /                      East Lothian   Scotland           20% based on
                      65+ admitted as an           Annual          2004/05           43             45                 2004/05 figure
                      emergency twice or more                      2005/06           46             45
                      to acute specialties, per                    2006/07           53             48                 2010/11: 34
                      100, 000 population
                      East Lothian Indicator: %    Scottish       This indicator has yet to be collected. It will be   Increase the
                      of carers who feel able to   Government /   based upon a questionnaire each time a carer         proportion of carers
                      continue their role          Annual         is assessed and reported during 2008/09.             that feel able to
                                                                                                                       continue their role
National Outcome 12                                                               43

National Outcome (12) We value and enjoy our built a nd natura l e nvironme nt a nd protect it a nd e nha nce it for future
generations
Local Context

East Lothian offers a great variety of landscapes for walking, cycling and horse riding, with the Lammermuir Hills to the sou th, a
coastline of broad sandy beaches and rugged cliffs to the north and east, and an expanse of arable f armland, woods and rivers i n
between.

Arable lands cover about 40% of East Lothian. With fertile soils and favourable climate, the county has some of the bes t quality
farmland in Britain. The main crops today are wheat and barley, while potatoes and oil seed rape are also important. It is re cognised
that changes are needed in the way farms are managed so that wildlife can survive.

East Lothian includes:
  26 Conservation Areas
  1819 Listed Buildings
  14 Sites of Special Scientific Interest
  7 beaches that qualif ied for the Seaside Awards

The planning policies applied by the Council have protected and enhanced the natural and built environment

Certain beaches are assessed for bathing water quality throughout the summer months. East Lothian has nine of these beaches: Seton
Sands, Gullane, Yellowcraig, North Berw ick Bay, Milsey Bay, Belhaven, Dunbar East, Whitesands and Thorntonloch. Results show that
East Lothian‟s beaches are among the best in Scotland, with all beaches sampled falling within the „good‟ or „excellent‟ categories.

Sites of national importance for their plants, animals, or geology are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest. In Ea st Lothian
there are sixty-two square kilometres of SSSI, including much of the coastline. Also taking in much of the coastline is the European
designation of Special Protection Area – these are areas of particular importance for wildfowl and waders. There are also fifty-nine
Scottish Wildlife Trust sites in the county.
Re quire d actions / commitme nt by local partners for these outcomes

   Assist and develop community involvement in the Environment.
   Improve the Planning and Building Standards services by reviewing proc edures and ensuring appropriate resources are made
    available to meet current and future development pressures
   Ensure that the Local and Strategic development plans pay due regard to local needs and reflect local transport and environme ntal
    capacity
   Assist the Public, including Community Councils, in playing a more effective role in the planning process
   Prepare measures to improve the quality of the urban environment including Conservation Area enhancement, improvement to the
    public realm and strategies to make town centres more distinctive and attractive
National Outcome 12                                                                  44

   Increase to 95% the proportion of protected nature sites in favourable condition
   Improve the state of East Lothian‟s historic buildings, monuments and environment.
   Increase the % of adults who rate their neighbourhood as a good place to live


Scottish Government require d action / commitment to support de livery of local outcome




Local Outcomes       Relevant indicators       Frequency /     Baseline 2006/07                                                        Local targets and
                                               type / source                                                                           timescales
All children and     East Lothian indicator:                   Survey to be undertaken from 2008/09 onwards                            -
young people will    SELS survey „I can
be able to give      give an example of
an example of        how I contribute to
how they             the environment‟
actively
contribute
towards
sustaining the
school's,
community‟s and
global
environment
An increased         NI 33: Increase the       Scottish                ELC - Rating of neighbourhood as a place to live (%)            Increase the
proportion of        percentage of adults      Household       80                                                                      proportion of
residents and        that rate their           Survey /        70                                                                      people rating
visitors will rate   neighbourhood as a        Every 2         60
                                                                                                                                       East Lothian as a
East Lothian as a    good place to live        years                                                                     Very good     very good place
                                                               50
good place to                                                                                                            Fairly good   to live
                                                               40
live                                                                                                                     Fairly poor
                                                               30
                                                                                                                         Very poor
                                                               20
                                                               10
                                                                0
                                                                    1999/00     2001/02     2003/04      2005/06
National Outcome 12                                                          45


The prosperity      East Lothian Indicator: %   Annual / East   National Non- Domestic Rates paying              2010/11: 95%
and physical        of business premises        Lothian         properties, June 2008
condition of town   occupied                    Council
and village                                                     Total number: 3,148
centres will                                                    Number unoccupied claiming relief: 222
improve                                                         Percentage occupied: 92.95%
The natural and     NI 37: Increase to 95%                      The first Site Condition Monitoring report       Increase to 95%
built environment   the proportion of                           found that 67% of sites in Scotland were in a
will be protected   protected nature sites in                   favourable condition between 1999 and 2005.
and enhanced        favourable condition                        There is no baseline figure available for East
                                                                Lothian.
                    NI 38: Improve the state    To be           This indicator is currently being developed by   -
                    of Scotland‟s historic      developed /     Historic Scotland
                    buildings, monuments        Historic
                    and environment             Scotland
National Outcome 13                                                                 46

National Outcome (13) We take pride in a strong, fair a nd inclusive nationa l identity
Local Context

East Lothian includes several sites that are significant to the Scottish national identity, including:

   The Flag Heritage Centre at Athelstaneford - Tradition has it that the Saltire, the oldest flag in Europe and the Commonwealth,
    originated in a battle fought close by the East Lothian village of Athelstaneford in the dark ages, believed to have been 832 AD.

   John Muir Park and John Muir‟s birthplace - Born in Dunbar in 1838, John Muir emigrated with his parents to the United States
    where he campaigned for the preservation of natural environments through his work as an environmentalist, geologist and
    botanist.

   Museum of Flight - The National Museum of Flight Scotland opened to the public in 1975. The site occupies part of the former RAF
    airf ield at East Fortune, which is now a historic monument.

East Lothian has also played host to many great battles including Pinkie, Dunbar and Prestonpans. Some of Scotland's most emi nent
people were born here - John Knox, Samuel Smiles, John Muir, Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun – as well as a great number of less well
know n, but equally interesting, ones.

Re quire d actions / commitme nt by local partners for these outcomes

   Support music, drama and dance festivals and promote artistic endeavour
   Ensure communities are fully engaged in the cultural life of the county
   Encourage arts tourism in all areas of the arts
   Support and develop cultural provision
   Develop the capacity of libraries to be at the hub of their communities
   Encourage the citizens of East Lothian to be actively involved in community life, through the arts, heritage, outdoor activit ies and
    active learning
   Promote and develop lifelong learning to enable all our citizens, whatever their needs and abilities, to access high quality
    opportunities to learn
   Embed Scottish history, culture and heritage throughout school life and make every effort to support Scotland‟s languages – both
    Gaelic and Scots

Scottish Government require d action / commitment to support de livery of local outcome
National Outcome 13                                                          47


Local Outcomes        Relevant indicators        Frequency /     Baseline 2006/07                       Local targets and
                                                 type / source                                          timescales
All children and      East Lothian indicator:                    Survey to be undertaken from 2008/09   -
young people will     SELS survey „I regularly                   onwards
be able to            learn things about
demonstrate an        Scotland‟
appropriate
know ledge of
Scottish culture,
history and
heritage at key
stages in their
school careers

East Lothian‟s        East Lothian Indicator:    Quarterly /     2006/07: 29,068                        2009/10: 40,000
culture and           Museum service visitor     East Lothian
diversity is          numbers                    Council
recognised and
celebrated
National Outcome 14                                                               48

National Outcome (14) We reduce the local and globa l e nvironme ntal impact of our consumption a nd production
Local Context

Weekly refuse collections are made from over 40,000 households, which equates to more than 2 million wheeled bin collections in the
year. In 2006-07 East Lothian residents managed to recycle 32% of waste produced in the area. The tonnage of waste that is recycled
is increasing whilst the proportion of waste sent to landfill is reducing.

Almost 90% of households in East Lothian have access to a regular kerbside recycling collection. The Council also provides a network of
over 70 Recycling Points, which have facilities to recycle glass and cans, with the majority now also having facilities to accept paper and
textiles. At the four Recycling Centres in the county there are also facilities to recycle a range of other materials includi ng scrap metal,
garden waste, rubble, cardboard, wood and plastic bottles.

There are currently 54 schools registered as Eco Schools, who are taking whole school action to reduce waste and energy use whilst
raising environmental awareness among staff and pupils. Projects such as Waste Aware and Eco Schools aim to influence current and
future behaviour.

East Lothian Council has signed the Scottish Climate Change Declaration and considerations of sustainable development are being built
into all corporate policies.

Re quire d actions / commitme nt by local partners for these outcomes

   Promote waste minimisation, recycling and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill
   Develop strategies to maintain and improve environmental quality and encourage more use of sustainable resources in East Loth ian
   Develop strategies to reduce environmental impact including use of resources for the Council‟s own operations and services
   Reduce the Council‟s overall ecological footprint


Scottish Government require d action / commitment to support de livery of local outcome

Clear direction on the approach to be adopted to manage residual waste and provision of the fund s required to implement the preferred
solution and to meet the obligations under the Landfill Allowance Scheme
National Outcome 14                                                                      49


Local Outcomes           Relevant indicators         Frequency /     Baseline 2006/07                                   Local targets and
                                                     type / source                                                      timescales
All children and         (See National Outcome                                                                          -
young people will        12)
be able to give an
example of how
they actively
contribute towards
sustaining the
school's,
community‟s and
global environment
Waste will be            NI 43: Reduce to 1.32       Annual / SEPA                                                      2010:reduce
                                                                               ELC - tonnes of waste sent to landfill
minimised,               million tonnes waste sent                                                                      proportion of
recycling will be        to landfill by 2010                                                                            municipal waste sent
                                                                       60000
increased and the                                                      50000
                                                                                                                        to landfill to 56%
amount of waste                                                        40000
sent to landfill w ill                                                 30000                                            2013: reduce to
                                                                       20000
be reduced                                                                                                              36%
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                                                                     2007/08: 69% sent to landfill
                         LI 45: Tonnage of           Annual /               Tonnage of municipal waste collected        Stop the growth in
                         municipal waste collected   SEPA, GRO                     per 1000 population                  municipal waste
                         per 1000 population                                    East Lothian    Scottish average        produced by 2010
                                                                      740
                                                                      720                                               Scottish target: The
                                                                      700                                               National Waste Plan
                                                                      680
                                                                      660
                                                                      640
                                                                               2004/05         2005/06      2006/07
National Outcome 14                                                             50

                      LI 46: Tonnage of          Annual / SEPA                  East Lothian        Scottish average       2008/09: 24,802
                      biodegradable municipal                    60000                                                     2009/10: 23,744
                      waste landfilled                           50000
                                                                 40000                                                     Targets from the
                                                                 30000                                                     Landf ill Allowance
                                                                 20000                                                     Scheme
                                                                 10000
                                                                     0
                                                                            2004/05       2005/06         2006/07

                      LI 48: Proportion of       Annual / SEPA                                                             2010: increase to
                                                                            Tonnes of municipal waste recycled
                      municipal waste recycled   Local                                                                     40%
                                                                 20000
                                                 Authority
                                                 Waste Arising   15000                                                     2013: increase to
                                                 Survey, SEPA                                                              50%
                                                                 10000

                                                                  5000

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                                                                         2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06

                                                                 2005/06: 27.6% of municipal waste recycled
                                                                 2006/07: 32.6%
Maintain and          NI 36: Reduce overall      REAP                                                                      Reduce overall
improve               ecological footprint                        East Lothian - 2001 Ecological footprint                 ecological footprint
environmental                                                     broken dow n by theme
quality and                                                                              gha/capita
encourage more                                                    Food                                1.15
use of sustainable                                                Housing                             1.50
resources in East                                                 Transport                           0.90
Lothian                                                           Consumer items                      0.76
                                                                  Private services                    0.41
                                                                  Public Services                     0.37
                                                                  Capital Invest ment                 0.24
                                                                  Other                              -0.01
National Outcome 15                                                             51

National Outcome (15) Our public services are high quality, continua lly improving, effic ient and responsive to loca l
people 's nee ds
Local Context

50% of people questioned as part of the East Lothian household survey agreed or strongly a greed that the Council provides high quality
services. During 2006/07 18 of the Council‟s Statutory Performance Indicators (SPIs) were ranked within the top quartile for Scotland‟s
Councils while 12 SPIs were within the bottom quartile – 23 measures improved against the previous year and 11 declined.

Although the Council‟s services perform adequately overall and in some instances perform exceptionally, the Council was criticised in its
Best Value Audit. The Best Value Audit report, published in 2007, criticised the Council‟s governance, performance management, and
financial arrangements. The Council has since established an improvement plan to address the criticisms made in the Audit.

One of the Council‟s underlying principles is „Community Orientation‟. According to this principle the Council has continually increased
the number of council buildings that are accessible to disabled people. Communities will be given more say in the delivery of loc al
services by the introduction of Localised Community Planning, an Equality Network and the extension of evening meetings for C ouncil
and Policy and Performance Review Panels.

Re quire d actions / commitme nt by local partners for these outcomes

   Expand the number of local community planning forums, to cover all of East Lothian
   Increase the percentage of adults who rate their neighbourhood as a good place to live
   Improve people‟s perceptions of the quality of public services delivered.
   Implement our Best Value Improvement Programme
   Promote democratic accountability and accessible decision making
   Introduce a number of initiatives to extend public engagement/influence in the work of the Council
   Strengthen public accountability by strengthening the present Policy & Performance Review Panels into more effective scrutiny
    panels
   Ensure effective financial stewardship
   Strengthen governance mechanisms, perhaps through a Standards & Audit Committee
   Prioritise and review communication to/from, and consultation with the public
   Exercise fiscal prudence in all civic as well as service expenditure.
   Respond to communications from the public in a timely and professional manner, even if the answer itself takes longer
   Deliver a consistently high quality standard of service which meets the needs and expectations of our customer
   Answer telephone calls promptly and return calls with minimal delay
   Communicate effectively with our customers and regularly check that we are delivering the services they want
   Give customers a greater choice of easily accessible ways to contact the Council
   Provide well trained, motivated and professional Customer Services staff
   Deve lop an equality and diversity network for East Lothian
National Outcome 15                                                            52


Scottish Government require d action / commitment to support de livery of local outcome

To work with Scottish local government to define and agree a governance and accountability framew ork for SOAs. This will cover areas
such as:
  Performance management frameworks for community planning partnership SOAs;
  Sanctions for non-delivery of outcomes; and
  Community engagement

To improve the co-ordination and alignment of performance management frameworks and outcome-focused planning, monitoring and
reporting across agencies and community plan themes

Scale back audit and inspection in line with the recommendations of the Crerar Review. This should be supported by guidance o utlining
the standards expected of Council‟s undertaking self-assessment.

Local Outcomes        Relevant indicators          Frequency /     Baseline 2006/07                                Local targets and
                                                   type / source                                                   timescales
All people can        East Lothian Indicator:      Annual / East   2004/05 - 54.2%                                 Increase the
access Council        Percentage of public         Lothian         2005/06 - 63.5%                                 proportion of
services regardless   service buildings that are   Council         2006/07 - 64.9%                                 buildings that are
of their              suitable and accessible to                                                                   accessible to
circumstances         disabled people                                                                              disabled people
                      East Lothian Indicator: %    To be           Corporate review of feedback/complaints         -
                      of complaints received on    developed /     handling to be undertaken as part of proposal
                      the grounds of race,         East Lothian    to support complaints process on Customer
                      gender or disability         Council         Relationship Management software. This is due
                      discrimination                               to be completed in mid-2008.
The Council has       East Lothian Indicator:      To be           This measure will be developed by the Council   -
strong leadership     All leaders within East      developed /     once a model of self-evaluation has been
and direction         Lothian Council will         East Lothian    selected
                      achieve Good, Very Good      Council
                      or Excellent for
                      Leadership in an
                      externally validated self-
                      evaluation
National Outcome 15                                                               53


More customers         NI 5: Improve people's        Scottish        Level of agreement (as a %) with the          Increase in the
will be satisfied      perceptions of the quality    household       statement 'My council provides high quality   proportion of people
with the Council‟s     of public services            survey /        services‟                                     that strongly agree
services               delivered                     Every 2 years                                                 or tend to agree
                                                                                             05/06
                                                                      Strongly agree         7
                                                                      Tend to Agree          43
                                                                      Neither agree or       20
                                                                      disagree
                                                                      Tend to disagree       18
                                                                      Strongly disagree      10
                                                                      No opinion             2

The Council will       NI 4: Improve public          Annual / East   2008/09 base Revenue Budget: £154.637m        Efficiency savings:
make more              sector efficiency through     Lothian                                                       08/09: £4.467m
efficient use of its   the generation of 2%          Council                                                       (2.5%)
resources              cash releasing efficiencies                                                                 09/10: £3.826m
                       per annum, over each of                                                                     (2.1%)
                       the three years to 2010-                                                                    10/11: £3.869m
                       11                                                                                          (2.1%)
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Ongoing development of the SOA

The East Lothian SOA will initially include only those services that the
Council is responsible for providing. Services delivered by Community
Planning Partners will be incorporated into the SOA by April 2009.
However, Community Planning Partners have been consulted upon the
local outcomes and associated indicators to ensure that they complement
their existing plans.

Work to fully include the Community Planning Partnership within the SOA
will be undertaken throughout 2008/09. Consultation regarding the
setting of objectives for the Community Planning Partnership is planned
for the summer of 2008. This work will inform the Community Planning
Partnership‟s contribution to the National Outcomes.

Governance arrangements for the Community Planning Partnership will
also be reviewed during 2008/09. The revised governance arrangements
are intended to link with those of the Council to enable joint governance
of the SOA.

Governance

The Council, with its local partners, will ensure that corporate and joint
governance and scrutiny arrangements are applied in support of their
commitments under this Agreement and in full accordance with the
principles of Best Value.

Parties to this Agreement confirm their commitment to fulfil all legal,
policy and operational obligations upon them (including responsibilities
introduced by the Concordat and any new obligations that may be agreed
or introduced during the life of this Agreement).

Progress against the SOA will be reported to the Council‟s Policy and
Performance Review Panels along with other performance measures. The
Council‟s four Policy and Performance Review Panels are comprised of
Elected Members that are not part of the Cabinet. Although the Council
will only be required to report upon the SOA annually, the Policy and
Performance Review Panels will receive more regular updates.

Performance Management

The Council, with its local partners, will ensure that effective performance
management arrangements are applied in support of their commitments
under this Agreement and in full accordance with the principles of Best
Value.
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Performance Management is primarily based around three levels of
Business Plan covering each of the Council‟s departments, services and
business units. Balanced scorecards containing key performance
indicators are aligned with Business Plans. Current business planning
arrangements will be adapted to include outcomes; however, it is felt that
a different model will serve the Council better in the long-term. The
Council intends to adopt a different planning framework for 2009/10.

Adopting a revised business planning framework to complement to
implementation of the SOA will help in achieving outcomes. The Council
recognises that the move to Outcome Agreements requires more than
simply measuring another set of indicators. Revising the business
planning arrangements is intended to help generate a culture in which the
focus is placed upon the eventual outcome.

In the event of commitments under this Agreement not being fulfilled,
nationally agreed arrangements for attributing and addressing the causes
of non-delivery shall apply.

In the event of disagreements arising between parties to this Agreement,
nationally agreed arrangements for resolving disputes and securing
arbitration shall apply.

Public Reporting

In addition to performance reporting duties on Councils and Community
Planning Partnerships under the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003,
nationally agreed arrangements for reporting to stakeholders on progress
made on the delivery of outcomes under this Agreement will apply.

Outcome indicators and other performance measures will be reported
online via Aspireview. Aspireview is performance management software
that allows the same performance information to be aggregated and
reported in a number of different ways. Using Aspireview up to the minute
performance information can be reported online to the Policy and
Performance Review Panels, Management Team, or the public for
example. This information can be arranged in the format of the Balanced
Scorecard, corporate indicators or Single Outcome Agreement as
required.

Progress will be formally reported to the Scottish Government at the end
of each financial year. However, it is the Council‟s intention to report
progress more frequently to Elected Members and partners to enable
scrutiny to occur. The Council also intends to produce a mid-year progress
report. The annual review will be undertaken in advance of the annual
report being produced. The annual review will involve reviewing progress
towards the outcomes and identifying any changed circumstances.
Community Planning Partners and other stakeholders will be involved in
the annual review process.

								
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