RE: Scrutiny of Local Area Agreements: two new wiki projects
The legal duty is to co-operate with the council (the county council in two tier areas) in negotiating an LAA, and then to have regard to every target which relates to the organisation. What 'have regard to' means is set out in the Statutory Guidance, but essentially it means help to achieve it. The duties to respond to scrutiny relate to the LAA targets, yes. The LAA document will show which organisations are signed up to which targets, although one of the questions scrutiny could ask is whether all the appropriate organisations are signed up and doing what they should be doing.
That's the legal minimum. One of the aims of the guide and other work with the partnership you might do locally, would be to encourage partners to see the purpose of scrutiny and engage with it beyond the legal minimum.