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CfPS Associates and Expert Advisory Team - prospectus 2009/10
A summary of the training, development and capacity work that CfPS can support through its Associates and EAT programmes
For some time, CfPS has operated a pool of expert officers and members, who we call the Associates, who can be called on to assist local authorities and others to enhance and develop their non-executive functions. Work has ranged from short seminars on new legislation to in-depth evaluations of an authority's approach to the scrutiny process.
For 2009/10, we have produced a prospectus which sets out the work that the Associates can do to support scrutiny in your area. Key areas of work include:
"Training the trainers" - support that we can offer to officers and members which will help them to go out and deliver training and development work of their own in their respective authorities - thus keeping wider member training in-house where possible.
Partnership development - working with scrutiny, the executive, and partners to assess where scrutiny should sit within local partnerships, and the role that it can play in driving improvement and accountability in areas that have been criticised as having a "democratic deficit".
Tackling the recession - examining, with authorities, the steps that scrutiny can take to tackle the economic crisis, based on learning from CfPS' "Tackling the recession", "Treasure your assets" and "On the money" publications.
Information is also available in the prospectus on the Expert Advisory Team, those member and officer peers who carry out specific work with authorities on health scrutiny. Because we receive funding for some of these services from the Department of Health, we are able to offer certain services free of charge.
Please click here if you would like to enquire about training and development support for your organisation.