WLGA peer review report
The WLGA provided a peer review for the council during autumn 2014 ahead of the Wales Audit Office corporate assessment.
During peer reviews the WLGA act as 'critical friends' who understand the challenges of running a local authority and can make an honest and impartial contribution to the council's approach to self-improvement.
Requesting a peer review is regarded as a sign of commitment to improvement, and the WLGA commented that they found this attitude was reinforced by Swansea's keenness to learn and openness to new ideas and ways of working.
Purpose of the review
The Council had a number of reasons for commissioning the review, which were to:
- Learn from elsewhere and to improve what we do
- Develop our approach to self-evaluation
- Assist in our preparations for the WAO corporate assessment during November 2014
- Support the overall objective of sector-led self-regulation and improvement in Wales.