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Planning and performance


The Planning and Performance division of Transformation and Partnerships is responsible for performance monitoring, improvement and planning, research, consultation and equalities, information management, the Durham County Record Office and Overview and Scrutiny arrangements.

These responsibilities cover areas such as:

  • Developing and monitoring corporate policies and procedures for information management, records management, and associated areas such as Data ProtectionFreedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulation.
  • Co-ordination and reporting on all performance management information relating to key performance indicators.
  • Co-ordination and management of a performance management system.
  • Providing performance management information for external inspectorate requirements and other statutory requirements.
  • Promote, raise awareness, and ensure adherence to our Data Quality Policy (found at Council Performance).
  • Ensuring that the council and partnership data requirements are delivered to agreed timescales.
  • Commissioning surveys and the provision of a bespoke survey service
  • Providing data for statutory and other assessments, and evidence bases (for example, County Durham Joint Strategic Needs Assessment).
  • Developing statistical profiles for the many different areas in the county.
  • Providing Census and statistical info including Index of Deprivation analysis.
  • Development of the our Equality & Diversity framework.
  • Collecting and preserving the archives of people and organisations in County Durham and Darlington through our Durham County Record Office.
  • Ensuring that the council meets its statutory obligations.
  • Overview and scrutiny arrangements
Contact us
Corporate Performance
03000 268 015
Our address is:
  • Transformation and Partnerships
  • Planning and Performance
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UF

Equality and Diversity
03000 268 019
Our address is:
  • Room 4/139
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UF

Freedom of Information
03000 268 035
Our address is:
  • Transformation and Partnerships
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UF

Research and Consultation
03000 268 032
0191 383 3657
Our address is:
  • Assistant Chief Executive's Office
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UF
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