Charities urged to hold local government to account

Sector should use new Comprehensive Area Assessment system, says Office of the Third Sector

The Office of the Third Sector has urged charities to use the new Comprehensive Area Assessment system, which began in April, to hold local government to account.

Under the new system, which examines the difference local public services make to people's lives, all local authorities will be assessed on their ‘participation in volunteering' and how well they create an ‘environment for a thriving third sector'.

In a set of guidelines released yesterday, the OTS says charities should attempt to "maximise the contribution of the wider sector to the assessment process" by speaking to their local authorities about the new assessment.

It says local councils will be asked to demonstrate how well they "engage with, involve and empower local people, including through the third sector" and "how well local priorities express community needs".

The guidance urges third sector bodies to adopt a coordinated approach to influencing the assessments locally.

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