Emerging Themes

SFS, SCA & Senscot
October 2019

  • Mapping what has happened to date: communication on progress – what has worked; what has not worked; Actions as yet not progressed.
  • Greater transparency on what is being funded and why? A more equitable spread of resources – perceived as being too ‘top down’
  • More peer-to-peer learning – practitioner-to-practitioner support – i.e CLEs etc
  • Localism –  local decision-making – local delivery – bottom up approach
  • Linkage with other Govt departments – policies and budgets – complementary activity delivered via Action Plan
  • Support for Mission-led orgs (private profit) not to receive funding from Third Sector Division – but from other Govt Depts
  • Local Authorities picking up on SE Strategies – but more required to see genuine progress with regard to local public procurement activity
  • Consistent level of support/resources for SENs – still not been addressed. Seems contrary to Govt rhetoric of ‘bottom up’ approaches.