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Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

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Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA) scorecard 2007

Overall performance for this Council

This is a council that is improving strongly and demonstrating a 3 star overall performance.

improving strongly
Direction of travel against other councils
3 star
Performance against other councils

We reached this overall rating by looking at:

  • What progress Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council has made in the last year – direction of travel
  • How Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council manages its finances and provides value for money – use of resources
  • How Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council's main services perform – service performance
  • How Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council is run – corporate assessment

Service assessments, use of resources and corporate assessments are scored on the Local Services Inspectorate Forum scale:

1 = Inadequate performance – below minimum requirements
2 = Adequate performance – only at minimum requirements
3 = Performing well – consistently above minimum requirements
4 = Performing strongly – well above minimum requirements

Direction of travel

The progress Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council has made in the last year

Direction of travel 200520062007
This assessment indicates the progress being made, or otherwise, to achieve improvement.improving wellimproving wellimproving strongly

The following summary has been provided to support the 2007 direction of travel assessment:

Trafford Council is improving strongly. Trafford is performing strongly in its ambition to improve the quality of life for all people in Trafford, and in particular reducing the gap in outcomes for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable. It is the most improved borough in terms of reducing the number of people facing deprivation, for example those living in poverty. Economic growth is strong, and people are being well supported to access the jobs this is bringing. Priority areas, including educational attainment, quality social care for adults and fighting crime are all showing improvement. For example, strong improvement in GCSE results for schools located in the more deprived areas of the borough has led to a significant increase in the number of young people leaving school with five or more good grades. In adult social care some services improved significantly, including those promoting independent living, enabling people to enjoy an improved quality of life. In the priority area of fighting crime, proactive partnership working is successfully tackling the emergence of a violent gang culture. Far fewer people are concerned about anti-social behaviour than a year ago. The Council has a good framework of resourced plans to deliver further improvements.

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Use of resources

How Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council manages its finances and provides value for money

Use of resources 200520062007
We have assessed how well the Council manages its finances and provides value for money. 233

This use of resources judgement is drawn from five individual judgements provided by the Council's appointed auditor:

Auditor judgements2007
Financial reporting3
Financial management3
Financial standing3
Internal control3
Value for money3

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Service performance

How Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council's main services perform

Service area 200520062007
Benefits - The Council's performance in providing housing and council tax benefit services. The assessment is made by the Benefit Fraud Inspectorate (external link) and is based primarily on achievement against the 2005 housing benefits/council tax benefits performance standards. 433
Children and young people - The Council's performance in providing children's services, such as children's education and social care. The joint assessment is made by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (external link) and Ofsted (external link) following a review of the Council's overall performance and key indicators. 333
Culture - The Council's performance in services, such as libraries and leisure, as assessed by the Audit Commission. More details 223
Environment - The Council's performance in services, such as transport, planning and waste, as assessed by the Audit Commission. More details 233
Housing - The Council's performance in community housing and, where applicable, housing management services, as assessed by the Audit Commission. More details 333
Social care (adults) - The Council's performance in adult social care services. The assessment is made by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (external link) following a review of the Council's overall performance and key indicators. 333

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Corporate assessment

How Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council is run

Corporate assessment 2007
In assessing how the Council is run, the Commission considers what the Council, together with its partners, is trying to achieve; what the capacity of the Council, including its work with partners, is to deliver what it is trying to achieve; and what has been achieved? 2

Score used is from the 2006 corporate assessment.

The way we carried out corporate assessments changed from 2005 onwards. Until 2008, when all councils will have been assessed using the new-style corporate assessment, the CPA category will be based on either its new corporate assessment score or the previous one if that is higher.

Corporate assessment reports

View corporate assessment - 2006 score 2

View corporate assessment - 2002 score 2

Joint Area Review (JAR) of children's services report

This assessment is conducted in partnership with the new-style corporate assessment and is published on the Ofsted website (external link).