This report outlines some of the collaborative action research work with representatives from Fife Community Planning Partnership, specifically the first Fife Home Retreat in October 2015.
What Works Scotland seeks to support collaborative working to build capacity and capability in the use of evidence; and capture evidence from practice as to what works in achieving public service reform.
This report outlines some of the collaborative action research work with representatives from Fife Community Planning Partnership.
What Works Scotland and the Fife team are working together to explore processes and issues in community planning and public service reform through small collaborative inquiries. Through this process we bring together a range of public and third sector representatives to form collaborative inquiry groups that will systematically research and understand a particular issue in order to enact effective changes.
This particular home retreat in October 2015 was tailored to the Fife context, building on the previous activities since the June retreat, and reflecting the needs of the practitioners involved. Building on the discussions and work that took place over the summer it specifically focussed on ensuring that new members understood the background to the work, and were able to network, communicate, and influence the research topic. Through the sessions in the retreat What Works Scotland also sought to increase and develop co-governance in the inquiries, and provide a basis to ensure that each Partnership Innovation Team (PIT) can operate autonomously.
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Authors: Hayley Bennett
Publication date: January 2016
Type of publication: Event report