Community of Communities combines a review cycle with the benefits of a peer-support network. Standards are agreed each year and then applied through a process of self-review and external peer-review where members visit each other’s services.
The peer-review process allows for greater discussion on aspects of the service and provides an opportunity to learn from each other in a way that might not be possible in a visit by an inspectorate.
The results are fed back in local and national reports and action is taken to address any development needs that have been identified. The process is ongoing rather than a single iteration.