On Board - A guide for Board Members of Public Bodies in Scotland (April 2015)
This Guide provides much of the basic information that a Board Member will need to understand their role as a member of the Board of a public body in Scotland.
THE SCOTTISH APPROACH TO GOVERNMENT
The National Performance Framework and the Government's response to Christie describe 'what' we are trying to achieve, the 'Scottish Approach' describes 'how' it should be delivered; centering around three core elements of Participation and Co-production, Assets and Improvement, as summarised below.
The Scottish Approach
Participation and Co-production - enabling people to shape and co-design the services they use.
Assets-based - valuing the strengths of people and communities to build social capital and capacity, rather than focusing solely on perceived deficits.
Creating Conditions for Change
Making the Change
The approach seeks to safeguard essential services, preserve front-line jobs and secure higher quality services through, for example:
- greater integration of health and social care
- the move to single police, and fire and rescue services
- the reform of post-16 education.
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