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Partnership Toolkit

Partnership working is complex. There are different types of partnerships, for example, statutory strategic partnerships, service delivery partnerships and more informal partnerships. Partnerships may involve public and private organisations as well as the voluntary and community sector. There are also different stages within the life cycle of a partnership.

It is important that partnerships function and deliver the desired improvements and outcomes. This toolkit looks at some of the basic elements of partnership working, offers practical hints on what to do at different stages of a partnerships life cycle, a framework for assessing and improving performance and a process for reviewing partnership working. Its use is encouraged by both Officers and Members to help them in their work with partnerships and as the basis for evaluating the Council's involvement in Inverclyde partnerships.

This toolkit was developed by Inverclyde Council through the Inverclyde Alliance based on a template from Mid Devon District Council Partnership.