BME - Black and Minority Ethnic groups
BV and BV2 - Best Value is a non-statutory duty on public service organisations Best Value Audits 2 ( BV2) is currently being developed and tested in order to supersede Best Value - Also see Background and Context
CPPs - Community Planning Partnerships Community Planning - Also see Background and Context
COSLA - Convention of Local Government Authorities is the representative voice of Scottish local government and also acts as the employers' association on behalf of all Scottish councils.
ESF - European Social Fund
LA - Local Authorities
HMIE - Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
HGIOCL2 - How Good is our community learning and Development - is self-evaluation tool to using quality measures.
HR - human resources
NHS - National Health Service
NPF - National Performance Framework - Set of national performance targets for Scotland set up by the Scottish Government .
NFF - New Futures Fund was a fund which aimed to assist the most disadvantaged target client groups, furthest removed from the labour market, to develop the skills, knowledge, attitudes and attributes they need to acquire to be more employable. From April 2006, future responsibility for developing and delivering New Futures Fund ( NFF) type services were transferred from Scottish Enterprise to local Community Planning Partnerships.
Rickter Scale - a complete assessment and action planning process based around a hand-held interactive board, which is designed specifically to measure soft indicators and distance travelled. http://www.rickterscale.com/what-we-do/the-rickter-scale
SCVO - Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
Single Outcome Agreements ( SOAs)
SOLACE (Scotland) - Scottish Branch of Society of Local Authority Chief Executives & Senior Managers http://www.solacescotland.org.uk/
SME - Small to medium sized enterprise
SROI - Social Return on Investment - see background
TSO - Third Sector Organisation
Weavers Triange - The 'Weaver's Triangle' is a personal development tool aimed at helping clients set out what they want to achieve and the activities that they need to do to bring these about. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2003/12/18681/30965