What is Community Planning?
Community planning is how public bodies work together and with local communities to design and deliver better services. It helps to drive public service reform by bringing together local public services with the communities they serve and providing a focus for partnership working that targets specific local circumstances. Partners work together to improve local services and to ensure that they meet the needs of local people.
What is a Community Planning Partnership?
A Community Planning Partnership (or CPP) is the name given to services that come together to take part in community planning. There are 32 CPPs across Scotland, one for each council area. They bring together collective effort and resources to add value to their communities, focusing particularly on reducing inequality.
The main duties in the legislation that Community Planning Partnerships should fulfil are outlined in the image below:
- Part 2, Community Planning of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 sets out community planning duties
- Community planning guidance, containing a series of links to other supporting materials
- The CPP Support portal includes links to online tools and information provided by national improvement agencies (including Education Scotland, Improvement Service, NHS Health Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland) and national programmes (Workforce Scotland) to support CPPs and others to share innovative and interesting practice, learning, developments