Scottish Government publishes draft National Outcomes

April 5, 2018

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The Scottish Government has released its draft National Outcomes this week.  The 11 Outcomes are the result of indepth consultation and engagement with the public over a number of years, including work carried out by the Carnegie UK Trust and Oxfam Scotland.  The Outcomes form part of the third iteration of the National Performance Framework, first published in 2007, but are the first time the Scottish public has been actively involved in the process, something the Carnegie UK Trust has been campaigning for since 2011.

Speaking about their engagement with the public, Jennifer Wallace, Head of Policy at Carnegie UK Trust said: ‘We are delighted that the views of the Scottish people are being reflected in the new National Outcomes.  The people we spoke to talked about the importance of key public services like education and health as building blocks for a good life, and a good society.  The values they wanted Scotland to aspire to, values of fairnesss, quality and kindness, can be seen in the National Performance Framework as a whole.  What is important now is that we use the outcomes, and the indicators underneath them, to monitor who we are doing and hold the government to account’.

The report of the public engagement exercises can be downloaded here.

The Local Government and Communities Commission is currently taking evidence on the draft. The document can be downloaded here.