Community planning partners are required to promote equality of opportunity, including on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation and religion or belief. Creating a fairer and more egalitarian high-end country is an integral part of the SOA Highlands. Each partner is subject to the public sector`s equality obligations, in order to take due account of race, disability and gender in all its activities. The modalities for carrying out these tasks are detailed in the partner equality programmes that complement the SOA. The Gender Equality Act aims to harmonize anti-discrimination rules and introduce a single public sector mission in all six areas of equality. Individually and as partners, Highland agencies are already working to promote equality in all six areas. There is a strong history of partners working in the Highlands to promote equality, including the development of common services, cooperation with local equality-minded groups, data collection, information exchange and identification of gaps. Partnership assistance is provided to review proposals from the review of the seven local results for the 2009-2010 period and, if necessary, to assess their impact. The Glasgow Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) is an agreement between the Glasgow Community Planning Partnership (GCPP) and the Scottish Government, which sets out common priority outcomes for Glasgow and how the GCPP will strive to achieve these goals. Our SOA is a 10-year plan that defines the added value that partners can achieve by planning, procurement and providing services with local communities.
The evolution of the agreement to date has allowed the Community`s planning partners to examine the workings of the partnership. In particular, for seven of the 15 local outcomes that will be the subject of a new review of the partnership, this will include the agreement of a work programme with partners, which is expected to be under review by June 2009: the Council, together with its local partners, currently provides corporate governance and control of the services for which they are responsible and has common mechanisms for governance and control of services for children and young people. In 2008, new rules were put in place for the joint review of municipal care benefits between HNS Highland and Highland Council, so that this could extend to all common health outcomes. The CPPC Performance Board is responsible for the development and provision of SOAs. Activity in the third sector is strong in the Highlands, as it is called in the territorial profile. The third sector is responsible for the development and implementation of local results: Implementation Plan This plan describes how partners will work together to achieve results around the priorities of the Single Outcome Agreement. Here you will find the draft city-wide implementation plan. [394kb] This partnership brings together public institutions and important community groups to work with Highland residents to achieve better results.
Progress will be updated on the Highland Community Planning Partnership website: How municipalities participate in decisions about the public services they receive will be part of the review of the seven priority outcomes starting in 2009. Community planning partners have agreed to adopt community engagement standards and registration systems for their use will be developed in 2009/2010. A number of methods are currently used, whether by theme through different forums or by the geographic community for example Ward Forums above. Web-based performance information is developed to support better engagement and verification. The active participation of the Communities in the design and development of their communities is supported by a six-year European leader programme. Achieving our objectives will be a challenge in the current period due to the limitation of public sector spending. It is accepted that new