Engagement with Strategic Partners


Socitm reaches out to influence ICT and digital policy relating to public and Not for Profit (NfP) services. Bodies on which we are represented or hold membership (in bold), or with which we maintain close relationships, include:

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The LGA (UK) has worked with a number of sector representative bodies including, Solace, Socitm, the LGDC, and the Local CIO Council to produce a set of 4 linked papers which set out the sector's position and priorities for digital including:


  • How councils can use digital tools and techniques and exploit digital platforms to improve their online transactional services, so that citizens and businesses can find information or complete their dealings with their local authority in ways that are convenient to them and also save public money. 

          View pdf. here

  • How councils can use ‘digital', building on existing exemplars, to support the transformational place-based approaches to delivering outcomes that councils are seeking to implement in their localities in collaboration with local partners – including citizens themselves

          View pdf. here

  • How the necessary leadership skills and capacity to understand and apply digital approaches successfully in local public services can be developed across local government at all levels including members, senior officers and staff

          View pdf. here 

  • The leadership and support, built on tried-and-tested programme management and invest-to-save principles, required to provide the necessary links between local, regional and national initiatives, to maximise the mainstreaming of learning and good practice across the sector and to tackle cross-cutting issues such as data sharing and procurement. 

          View pdf. here

For more information LGA (UK) click through.