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Cabinet Decision: 22nd May 2008
Title of Item/Report
Comprehensive Performance Assessment 2007
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report that provided information in relation to the Corporate Performance Assessment 2007.

Members were advised that in March 2008, the Audit Commission rated the council as "a four star council" that was "improving strongly" in its Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA). This report details our performance

It was explained that 2005 saw the Audit Commission implement a revised CPA framework, badged as "the harder test" and introduced a new scoring framework. Councils received a star rating (from zero to four stars) and an improvement judgement ranging from not improving adequately to improving strongly. In 2007, Stockton was rated as "4 star, improving strongly" for the second time.

Members were advised that the standard that had to be met to achieve each of the performance levels had also been raised. Each element was scored on a 1 to 4 basis. Members were provided with the details of the new model.
Members were informed of the Councils performance against each of the elements in the model that contributed to the star rating. The ratings were as follows:

Corporate assessment (based on our 2004 assessment) 4
Social Care (adults) 3
Children and young people 4
Use of resources including value for money 4
Housing 4
Culture 3
Environment 3
Benefits 4

Members were provided with a summary of the Councils performance in the different areas that made up the assessment.

RESOLVED that the report be noted.
Reasons for the Decision
To inform Cabinet of the detail that sit behind the Council's CPA rating.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Not Applicable
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Not later than Midnight on Monday 2 June 2008

Date of Publication: 27 May 2008

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