Public Social Partnerships (PSPs): FAQs

Public Social Partnerships (PSPs): FAQs
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March 2014

What is a PSP?

Recognising that services provided by public bodies have a social purpose at their core, PSPs enable the public and third sectors to work together to enhance services for the public and our communities.

Overall responsibility for services in a social and community context will continue to be the legal responsibility of public bodies under statutory regimes, and PSPs are about matching public service commissioners and the resources, knowledge and experiences of those within the public sector with the
knowledge, experience and resources of the third sector.

PSPs are about outcomes and results, by reference to – innovation in service design and delivery; better understanding of service user requirements; maximising resources and efficiency and effectiveness in delivery, amongst others.

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