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Lesson Starter. Quick questions: What is each council split up into? How many are there in Glasgow? How many councillors are there in Glasgow? 4. List three services that they provide. What will I learn?. About the role of the local government. Success Criteria.

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lesson starter
Lesson Starter

Quick questions:

What is each council split up into?

How many are there in Glasgow?

How many councillors are there in Glasgow?

4. List three services that they provide.

what will i learn
What will I learn?

About the role of the local government

success criteria
Success Criteria
  • Identify the different types of powers LA have
  • Identify how the LA authority works in partnership.
  • Outline the meaning of strategic planning, community leadership and best value.
types of services
Types of Services
  • Local authorities carry out their role within the powers prescribed under the various acts.
  • Mandatory services- LA is required to provide this service by law. For example, primary and secondary education.
types of services1
Types of Services
  • Other services are discretionary.
  • A discretionary service is one that the local authority is allowed to provide if it wishes- for example an outing for elderly.
  • A permissive service is one that they are not required to provide by law but legally allowed to do- theatres, swimming pools.
working in partnership
Working in Partnership
  • LA have to work in partnership with other public agencies- from the voluntary and private sectors.
  • An example of these- Glasgow Community Planning Partnership.
  • Allows formore effective and efficient public services and involve local communities in helping to decide what services are provided.
membership of glasgow community planning partnership
Membership of Glasgow Community Planning Partnership
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Communities Scotland
  • NHS Greater Glasgow
  • Strathclyde Fire and Rescue
  • Glasgow Housing Association
  • Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
  • Strathclyde Police
1 strategic planning
1. Strategic Planning
  • When LA publish objectives for their local area and community.
  • Purpose is to look at the priorities of the area and discuss how they can best be met.
  • Local authorities and other local agencies come together to develop a shared vision for promoting the well being of their area.
2 community leadership
2.Community Leadership
  • Moving away from service provider and becoming community leader as they are required to produce a strategic plan.
  • Becoming more of a co-ordinator of multi-agency provision rather than service provider.
  • Instead of being service providers they are 'strategic communtiy leaders'
local government in scotland act 2003
Local Government in Scotland Act (2003)
  • Passed to modernise local government
  • Ensures delivery of better services that meet the expectations of those who pay for them.
best value
Best Value
  • Act places LA under a duty to secure best value.
  • Best value expects local authorities to maintain a balance between the quality and cost of the service delivered.
  • Many have used Public private partnerships to build new schools- private companies build the new schools and rent them out to the local authority.
community planning
Community Planning
  • The Act places a duty on the local authority to allow for community planning.
  • The power to advance well being- the Act gives the LA the power to do anything that it considers is likely to promote or improve the well-being of the area and people.