Managing the PSP
It is important to be sensitive to the varied capacity and individual support needs of those involved in the PSP. Some may be working on the issues full time, others may be working in a voluntary capacity, in addition to existing commitments.
Effective communication is key to ensuring people are both kept informed and able to participate fully. This can be guided by early discussions about partners’ capacity and preferences for communication.
The JLA encourages everyone to work in a consultative and inclusive way. This ensures that everyone is able to contribute to decision-making. PSPs should be transparent about how decisions are made.
It is also important that no one party or organisation is allowed to dominate the process, regardless of size or resource. Part of the JLA Adviser’s role is to ensure the process is fair and inclusive. Partners should be made aware of this from the outset.