The organisations we regulate have told us that they want clearer guidance, advice, and benefits from our monitoring. We’ve designed our new monitoring framework (the Framework) to help us focus our work as regulator of the performance of public sector information and records management. We’ll use what we learn from monitoring to support the sector more effectively to improve information and records management practice and performance. 

Two key components form the Framework. Together these will provide a comprehensive view of the performance of information and records management in the public sector:

  • Annual survey of public offices and local authorities’ information and records management

  • Audit of public offices information and records management

The Framework is part of a larger work programme to implement our long term strategy, Archives 2057 , and feeds directly into our strategic focus areas of upholding transparency and building systems together. These focus areas demonstrate our intention to support open government principles and shape the processes and systems of public sector information and records management.

The Framework also directly contributes to the Open Government Partnership Third National Action Plan . We are leading Commitment 10, supporting transparency in government by developing and implementing our new approach to monitoring and openly reporting the findings.