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.