Why are we consulting on how we carry out our performance reviews?
We last reviewed the performance review process in 2014/15, and implemented our current process in 2016. We decided to revisit our approach last year, to ensure it continues to be proportionate and effective.
This is our second consultation on this work. In this consultation, we are seeking feedback on three key areas:
- Moving from an annual process to one where we look in detail periodically, with ongoing monitoring in between to maintain our oversight
- Our proposals for setting this period as a three-year cycle
- The factors we will consider when determining whether we need to look in more depth at a regulator’s performance.
We expect that these proposals will enable us to more effectively focus our resources on areas where we identify risks to public protection.
We are seeking views on our proposals. We would welcome your response to the consultation by 21 December 2021. Please submit your response to PRconsultation@professionalstandards.org.uk.
The previous consultation
We carried out a public consultation between December 2020 and March 2021. In response to the feedback we received, we will be:
- Doing more work in year, with the aim of publishing our reports much sooner after the end of the period on which we are reporting
- Engaging with a broader range of stakeholders
- Making our reports clearer and more concise and, where appropriate, include proportionate recommendations
- Developing our understanding of risk including profession-specific risks and use this to inform the scope of our reviews.
You can find out more about the results of that consultation in our report.
How to respond
You can read the full consultation document here in in English or Welsh. We have also made available a summary of the questions in Word with space for answers. These are also available in English and Welsh.
The deadline for responding is 21 December 2021. Please submit your response to PRconsultation@professionalstandards.org.uk