Issue - meetings
Meeting: 09/04/2009 - Cabinet (Item 450)
The Director of Law, HR and Asset Management , reported upon actions which had been taken to develop the recommendations of the Audit Commission relating to governance arrangements for partnerships, and he presented a draft Partnership Framework and Toolkit (Appendix 1). The document provided a framework for ensuring that the Council’s partnership arrangements were clear and transparent and it would ensure that the Council would only enter in to partnerships or remain in them where there was clear added value and the benefits outweighed any risks or drawback. Furthermore, it recognised that the Council should focus its limited resources on those partnerships which would contribute towards meeting the Council’s LAA improvement targets, strategic objectives or statutory responsibilities.
It was proposed to include the framework within the constitution of the council to reinforce the importance of governance within partnerships.
Recommended - That the Partnership Framework and Toolkit be endorsed and referred to Council for Approval and inclusion within the constitution.