All councils have to undergo independent, external assessments to review what we do and how well we are performing. Some of these are statutory (for example, Ofsted, CQC).
The types of assessments used to do this have changed over the last ten years but the overall aim is still to make sure that we provide good value for money.
Since 2010 all local authorities have participated in an approach called ‘sector-led improvement’ to support challenge and sharing of good practice across local government.
The CQC (Care Quality Commission) is an independent regulator of health and social care in England. It regulates care provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies and voluntary organisations. Their aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone, in hospitals, in care homes, in people's own homes, or elsewhere.
Our latest assessments are available from the Care Quality Commission website.
Ofsted inspects and cares for children and young people, and education and training for learners of all ages. Ofsted reports on the performance of all schools in Derby and assesses how well we are delivering services for children and young people.
The latest Ofsted reports for Derby are available from the Ofsted website.
All local authorities have the opportunity to receive an independent peer challenge provided by the Local Government Association.
In June 2017, we hosted a Corporate Peer Challenge which focused on the following areas:
The peer team findings report identifies eleven key recommendations that we will take forward.
A follow-up visit will be held in 12 to 18 months’ time to review our progress.
A copy of our Corporate Improvement Plan can be found here.