Statutory guidance

Primary Authority statutory guidance

The framework for the operation of Primary Authority.


This is the framework for the operation of Primary Authority and sets out detail to assist local authorities and others using the scheme. It is split into 3 main sections: one for all partnerships, one for direct partnerships, and one for co-ordinated partnerships.

It is accompanied by the list of categories. This is a separate document to enable it to be updated more easily. It was first published in September 2013. It was revised on 6 April 2014, 1 October 2014, 6 April 2015 and 1 October 2015.

A summary of all the changes to the original version is also provided above.

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