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Council assurance and peer challenge

Our council assurance and peer support programmes support councils to harness opportunities and drive improvements. Our range of peer challenges, including our flagship Corporate Peer Challenge, and our bespoke support offers are delivered by expert peers and regional teams who support councils to deliver the best for their communities.

Through our regional teams and our peer support programme we offer councils tools and support to drive improvements and deliver on local ambitions.

Our peer challenge programme includes our flagship Corporate Peer Challenge and our other specific peer challenges covering a wide range of council functions and services. Our Peer Support programme offers councils opportunities to gain insights and enhance performance across service areas and functions.

We also provide a comprehensive range of bespoke support options, covering areas such as governance and changes in political leadership, as well as further support for councillors and officers to address issues around intimidation, abuse and harassment through our civility in public life programme.

Our regional teams and our peer support programmes are available to all councils and through these we have a strong record of delivering positive impacts. The value of these programmes is underpinned by:

  • experienced peers who have current or previous experience in the sector
  • extensive regional improvement networks comprising expert regional teams, member peers and political group offices.

Together, these groups of experts provide challenge, advice and support to help councils to address their priorities.

To find out more about this support offer, please contact the principal adviser for your region.

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