New report outlines latest achievements in Local Improvement Plan

The Community Planning Aberdeen Board, chaired by Aberdeen City Council Co Leader Councillor Alex Nicoll, were yesterday (Wednesday 15 February) updated on progress with Local Outcome Improvement Plan improvement projects; the positive outcomes achieved to date and impact on communities across the city.

The quarterly report highlighted that 21 of the multi-agency improvement aims had now been achieved and the Board approved the following 5 project end reports recognising that the following improvement aims had been achieved/ surpassed and sustained:

  • 4.2 – a 11% decrease in the number of repeat emergency hospital admissions for unintentional injury to children under 5 years
  • 5.2 – a 86% increase in the number of staff who feel confident about how to directly support, or refer a child for support, and signpost to appropriate services 
  • 7.1- a 8% increase in the number of accredited courses directly associated with growth areas
  • 10.2 – an increase to 63 individuals who are on a custodial sentence, Community Payback Order with a Supervision Requirement, on Unpaid Work Orders, on Remand or who have been Diverted from Prosecution who are being supported to make progress on the Employability Pipeline
  • 10.6 – a 47% increase in the number of victims of domestic abuse receiving support 

Councillor Nicoll said: “It is really heartening to see such a broad spectrum of projects that will make Aberdeen an even better place progress and come to a successful conclusion.”

The Board received an update on the refreshed Child Poverty Action Plan 2022- 2026 which has been submitted to the Scottish Government.

The Child Poverty Action Plan sets out action areas across services and partners which will impact on tackling child poverty.

The six priority groups identified as being most at risk of children living in poverty are: 

  • lone parent families 
  • minority ethnic families 
  • families with a disabled adult or child 
  • families with a younger mother (under 25) 
  • families with a child under 1 
  • larger families (3+ children) 

The Child Poverty Action Plan will be incorporated in the revised Children’s Services Plan to be submitted to the next CPA Board meeting. 

Councillor Nicoll said: “It is crucial we do all we can to offer the future of our city the best possible start in life. 

“We will be working closely with NHS Grampian and partners who offer core services which aim to ultimately mitigate Child Poverty.”

The Board also heard updates on:

  • Your Safety Matters – a local partnership pledge to take place between Local Authority, Police Scotland (North East Division) and partners to align to a campaign to reduce the number of assaults on emergency and front line workers in the north east.
  • The cost of living – Community Planning Aberdeen partners will continue to work together to mitigate the risks arising from the cost of living crisis, through Outcome Improvement Group charters and in single system delivery.

Full details of the reports can be found here. 

Community Planning Aberdeen is the name for your local partnership of public, private and third sector organisations and communities all working together to improve people’s lives across Aberdeen City. More information can be found via the Community Planning Aberdeen website. 

Aberdeen City Council