Strategic Issues

The term ‘strategic issues’ could be described as the factors affecting the shape of the environment that we’re working in. This could be organisation-based, locally, regionally, nationally or internationally. Influence could come from:

  • Service users, members and participants
  • Local statutory authorities
  • Other VCF sector groups
  • Infrastructure organisations
  • Regional government
  • National or international government

Some of these factors could include strategic policy, funding, commissioning priorities, safeguarding, service planning etc.

These pages will hopefully help you understand in a simple way some of the key strategic issues at the moment and looking to the future.