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. 2 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. 3 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. 4 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. 5 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 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 /0 /0 /0 /0 /0 /0 /0 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 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 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 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 0.04 0 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 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 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 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 1996/97 1997/98 1998/99 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 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. 1996/97 1997/98 1998/99 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 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 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 20 20 20 20 20 20 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% 10000 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 /0 /0 /0 /0 /0 /0 /0 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 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 0 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%) 54 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. 55 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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