Abstracts: October 16th, 2002

This paper from the Audit Commission looks at how lessons from partnership working can be used to tackle some of the problems facing local strategic partnerships working on neighbourhood renewal. It outlines areas of concern: including tensions and disagreements between partners due to different expectations and ambitions for the partnership, a reluctance to close down existing partnerships when local strategic partnerships seek to rationalise local arrangements and poor operating procedures in the running of partnerships. It provides guidance and support for those engaged in inter-agency working and identifies the issues driving the growth of partnership working.Published by the Audit Commission: http://www.audit-commission.gov.uk