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Showcasing Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Showcasing Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Showcasing Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Showcasing Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

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Reviewing Scotland's National Performance Framework (NPF)

Scottish Government

Thursday 16 June
Time slot
This event took place almost 2 years ago
Dochart suite
Wheelchair accessible
Lesley Thomson
Policy & influencing
Who was the event aimed at?


Who spoke at this event?
Lesley Thomson, NPF Engagement Lead, Scottish Government.
Additional speakers tbc.
Event summary and materials

What was covered in your sessions?

The session started with a brief overview of the NPF, looking particularly at the last review in 2018. This review resulted in significant changes to make the NPF more accessible and reoriented it from a government performance framework to a wellbeing framework for all of Scotland. Participants then discussed how to engage the communities they work with in conversations about wellbeing, giving past examples of successful and unsuccessful engagements. Finally, we asked participants what, if anything, they would change about the National Outcomes and what could be done to make the NPF have a stronger impact on communities in Scotland. 

Was there any useful feedback or reflection from the participants?

Each time we discuss the NPF with third sector partners we hear new perspectives, and this was no different. The NPF is widely supported as a set of ambitions – but many expressed a desire for rapid action to realise the NPF’s full potential to affect positive change.

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