Series: The Common Purpose Effect

Andrea Hill
If we were awarding prizes for Councils hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons then Suffolk County Council would be a strong contender for the first prize.
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One of the key characteristics of the Common Purpose effect is that it is often to be found within networked partnerships where leaders work collaboratively across organisational silos. One such partnership is Locality which forms the subject of today’s case study. Locality describes itself as ‘the national membership network for community organisations.’ But how does it link to Government Policy?
Joyce Thacker
By blurring the boundaries between people, professions, public and private sectors, responsibility and accountability, Common Purpose encourages “graduates” to believe that as new selected leaders, they can work together, outside of the established political and social structures, to achieve a paradigm shift or CHANGE - so called “Leading Beyond Authority”. In doing so, the allegiance of the individual becomes ‘re-framed’ on CP colleagues and their NETWORK. Is it any wonder the local authority is "not fit for purpose" in the latest official report?
We, the International Federation of Social Workers (IFWS, the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) .....feel compelled to advocate for a New World Order.
In addition to the operation of the Common Purpose Effect in Rotherham MBC and Nottingham Councils are there any additional shared characteristics that link these Public Bodies together? UK Column research teams believe that the answer to this question is a loud yes!
Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) do not work in a free market way where honest competition decides who wins and who loses the business contract, due to the fact that the private company part of the PPP is granted special privileges by the government. This may include financial incentives, tax breaks, subsidies and insider privileges.
"We, the International Federation of Social Workers (IFWS). The International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW)...feel compelled to advocate for a New World Order."
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future ... When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already ... What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community."
'By blurring the boundaries between people, professions, public and private sectors, responsibility and accountability, Common Purpose encourages “graduates” to believe that as new selected leaders, they can work together, outside of the established political and social structures, to achieve a paradigm shift or CHANGE - so called “Leading Beyond Authority”. In doing so, the allegiance of the individual becomes ‘re-framed’ on CP colleagues and their NETWORK' - The Common Purpose Effect.
'For decades, children who were in the care of the Nottinghamshire Councils suffered appalling sexual and physical abuse, inflicted by those who should have nurtured and protected them.' - Professor Alexis Jay
Common Purpose is registered with the Charities Commission as charity no: 1023384. But are the activities of the organisation itself, and those of its 'graduates', truly charitable according to law and who is responsible for making that determination?