Who should do it?

As many people as possible who have a connection to the activity or project should be involved in self-evaluation.

A learning organisation is one where self-evaluation is at its heart, and seen to be a key tool for developing the effectiveness of itself and its people. There are different roles for different people:


  • Ensure self-evaluation and planning for improvement is at the core of their day-to-day work, so they are able to continue to improve the quality of their work, and support other practitioners to reflect on and improve their practice;
  • Ensure an outcome focussed approach; and
  • Contribute to improving quality within their CLD provision, including actively sharing their practice and taking ownership of their own professional development.

Service Users:

  • With support, participate in and contribute to self-evaluation processes, wherever practicable.  Service user involvement is absolutely key to useful self evaluation.


  • Participate in and contribute to self-evaluation processes, wherever practicable.


  • Ensure processes are in place to support self-evaluation amongst practitioners, including relevant opportunities for professional development;
  • Promote a culture that motivates practitioners to focus on achieving positive outcomes and values self-evaluation;
  • Provide clarity about priority need and set performance targets to meet those needs; and
  • Gather together evidence, assessing and monitoring impact across their area of responsibility, reporting to relevant stakeholders, such as strategic partnerships, Council and external funders.