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1 Life Beyond CPA Bill Sulman Neil Timms

2 The King is Dead……. Local Government White Paper gives a clue Use Of Resources Direction of Travel Comprehensive Area Assessment (son of CPA) What’s that ? (noise of alarm clock ringing in background)

3 Wakey Wakey!!! A real measure of the impact of a range of services on public wellbeing Not about individual authorities/services Only real collaboration will deliver this Wellbeing measured by risk assessment The biggest cultural change ever (If it comes off)

4 Local Government Reform Lyons report- ignored? Comprehensive Spending Review 07 Modern Parish Councils “with attitude” Identify “Areas of concern” Demise of Districts? Or Counties? Smaller areas and hot spots Reallocation of funding

5 AUDIT COMMISSION Transition from CPA to CAA April CPA- no change 08/09 Transition- a vision PLACE rather than PROVIDER Shift from performance assessment Its all about Risk Assessment Risk- based assurance

6 What have we got to build on LPSA/LAA/Other Partnerships Easier in single tiers Old wounds and rivalries Pan County/Regional bodies find this hard LAAs are delivering some improvements (not many) Partnership risk registers Point the way towards CAA

7 LAA Challenges LSP Talking Shops LAAs consuming resources rather than directing them Insufficient “Buy in” No joined up strategies or policies Come Dancing !

8 Some big boys did it No good whinging about failure and blaming partners They have already blamed you!! The Audit Commission won’t believe either of you. And the public don’t care (empty my bins and look after my Gran)

9 What’s to be done? Joined up Strategic Thinking common agendas Rethink delivery structures Form follows Function True partnership Don’t strangle good ideas with process and politics Barbecue the Sacred Cow Or you WILL FAIL Get out of the sandpit and share your toys!

10 How do we do it ? What is an area - Who cares ? Local People must identify with it whatever it is What should life be like ? What are the standards ? Sets our aspirations for communities (What do they think?)

11 Life in the new world Regional Assemblies Fewer local authorities More local power Adapt or die? What part does risk management play here?

12 Audit Commission- transition from CPA to CAA Relevant to the quality of life of local people Area and outcome focused Constructive and forward-looking Joint and Participative Assessed on areas, not individual performances!!!

13 What are we trying to measure ? What are the risks of expectations not being met ? Could it get worse ? What are the control measures ? Do they work ? Can they be improved ? Recognise the lingo ?

14 Enter the Risk Manager Best placed to guide the process Drive neighbourhood risk assessments Prioritise risks Allocate resources Community, Neighbourhood and area risk assessment Light blue touchpaper and stand at least two Counties well back !!

15 Does it Work ? Performance Management will evaluate the effectiveness of control measures Effective control measures reduce risk Reduced risk makes everyone’s lives better Big Tick in the Box (well done have a beer!!)

16 Challenges Public perception of residual risk Limited Resources Political interface unmanageable No clear strategy Threat to strategic services Governance Arrangements Measuring Outcomes ARE YOU UP TO THIS (and if you are will anyone listen to you) ?

17 Why Bother ? This is just too hard and I retire soon Funding mechanism is changing to mirror this approach (if you don’t play you starve) Parochial arguments will be discounted This is real risk management –Stop people dying –Reduce crime –Improve education –Change peoples lives

18 Get Busy Area Risk Assessments Partnership Risk Registers Common Standards Form your own partnerships Analyse performance measures and risk controls Agree Risk Ownership Speak to your Auditors

19 Hints and Tips None Are you really ready for this? Whoahhh!!! Where does the buck stop? Can you see what it is yet ?


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