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Partnerships with arm's length bodies: code of good practice

This document provides a set of principles and standards for departments and arm’s-length bodies to establish effective working relationships.

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Effective relationships between departments and arm’s-length bodies are critical to the delivery of high quality public services.

This code of good practice provides a set of principles and standards for departments and arm’s-length bodies to use to establish effective working relationships.

It is based on best practice from across government and emphasises a proportionate, risk-based, partnership approach to shaping relationships.

Published 24 February 2017