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Independent Safeguarding Authority

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place for the management of the performance of the Independent Safeguarding Authority. (289345)

The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) are sponsored by the Home Office and responsible to the Home Secretary for ensuring they exercise their functions effectively and appropriately. The ISA Performance Management Framework is currently being developed and will include monitoring of the ISA business plan, service plans and key performance indicators. The ISA Board receive monthly performance reports, and monthly reporting of performance is submitted to the Home Office through its sponsor unit. Performance information will be published in the ISA's annual report.

Staff performance is monitored through a performance development review process.