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Aligning local public services framework: a reference to good practice


This framework has been developed as a reference for good practice for all who work in delivering local public services.








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The Aligning Local Public Services Framework is designed to be used by entity and organisational boards and leaders and those responsible for delivery at an operational level as an improvement tool to help them assess themselves.

Using the framework is not mandatory. This framework is just one of a number of guides to a delivery approach that is based on outcomes or results and that recognise the need for collaboration.

CIPFA believes the statements of good practice represent a sound benchmark against which an entity or organisation can test its approach to aligned local public service delivery.

The framework builds on the statements set out in the CIPFA FM Model and has been developed as part of CIPFA’s Aligning Local Public Services (ALPS) programme.