Monitoring: integrated national support offer
Access to high-quality, up-to-date, relevant data that enables benchmarking against clearly defined local, regional and national goals, objectives and targets is critical for effective performance management and improvement planning.
The following research and measurement techniques can help demonstrate the impact of culture and sport on outcomes and people's lives.
|Description of support available||Who is involved||Delivery||Availability|
|A guide to developing a local outcomes framework for culture and sport||Co-funded support delivered in partnership with LGA||National||now|
| Local Sport Profiles |
Enables local authorities in England to generate a sporting profile for their area, including data on sporting participation, sporting provision , demographic and health.
Local Sport Profiles - on the Sport England website
| Quest |
Designed mainly for the management of leisure facilities and sport development teams, uQest defines industry standards and good practice and encourages their ongoing development and delivery.
Quest - on the Sport England website
| National Benchmarking Service |
Provides local authorities with robust information on the performance of their sports facilities compared with similar facilities across the country.
National Benchmarking Service - on the Sport England website
| Impact and Outcome collection tool |
Helps councils, local strategic partnerships (LSPs) and other organisations collate data and evidence to better demonstrate their contribution to outcomes, manage performance and plan improvement.
|Co-funded support delivered in partnership with LGA (formerly IDeA)||National||Late 2010|
| Taking Part survey |
Collects data about leisure, culture and sport in England, as well as an in-depth range of socio-demographic information on respondents. Data is available down to regional level.
Taking part - on the DCMS website
|Arts Council England, Sport England, MLA, English Heritage, and DCMS||National, with data down to regional level||Now|
| Active People survey |
The largest, most detailed single survey of sport, active recreation and culture ever undertaken in Europe. Data is available on the levels of participation in sport and active recreation in England.
Sport and active recreation participation data (including NI8) - on the Sport England website
National indicator (NI) data, including for museums (NI10) and libraries (NI9) - on the DCMS website
Arts NI11 community of practice - containing details of Arts Council England's national support programme
MLA regional field team providing improvement support - on the MLA website
Active People diagnostic tool - on the Sport England website (registration required, free access)
|Sport England, MLA and Arts Council England||National||Now|
| Outcomes framework for museums, libraries and archives |
Advice and guidance on delivering outcomes set out in the national indicator set.
Delivering outcomes - on the MLA website
|Arts audience segmentation data - on the Arts Council England website||Arts Council England||National||Now|
|Sport market segmentation - on the Sport England website||Sport England||National||Now|
|Heritage counts annual survey of the historic environment - on the English Heritage website||English Heritage||National and regional||Now|
|Library benchmark - on the MLA website||MLA||National||Now|
| Inspiring Learning for All (ILfA) |
Web resource including information and tools to measure generic learning outcomes (GLOs) and generic social outcomes (GSOs).
| MLA research resources website |
MLA research briefings - on the MLA research resources website
| Quality of Experience tool |
To allow arts organisations, councils and others to measure systematically the reaction of an audience member or participant to an arts event.
|Arts Council England||National||By 2011|
| CASE (culture and sport evidence) programme |
The CASE research programme aims to strengthen our understanding of how best to deliver high-quality culture and sporting opportunities to the widest audience, generating positive outcomes for society. A key aim of the programme is to extend and enhance the evidence base.
CASE programme - on the DCMS website
|DCMS, Arts Council England, English Heritage, MLA and Sport England||National||Now|
27 June 2012