Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA) is the means by which the Audit Commission fulfils its statutory duty under section 99 of the Local Government Act 2003 to make an assessment, and report on the performance, of local authorities. Corporate assessment is one element in the overall assessment that leads to a CPA score and category. Most councils will have a Coroprate Assessment every three years. Kingston's mos recent one took place in September 2006
The purpose of the corporate assessment is to assess how well the Council engages with and leads its communities, delivers community priorities in partnership with others, and ensures continuous improvement across the range of Council activities. It seeks to answer three headline questions which are underpinned by five specific themes.
What is the Council, together with its partners, trying to achieve?
What is the capacity of the Council, including its work with partners, to deliver what it is trying to achieve?
What has been achieved?
Considered against the shared priorities of:
Our corporate assessment score contributes to our overall CPA score each year.
In recent years we have had a number of service inspections which also contribute to our CPA score. The Audit Commission's reports for these inspections can be found below.