National Performance Framework (NPF) and Outcomes

Within the National Performance Framework, the Scottish Government sets out eleven National Outcomes which describe what they want to achieve and the kind of Scotland they want to see. Intergenerational work contributes to around three quarters of the outcomes, for example:

Children and Young People – We grow up loved, safe and respected so that we realise our full potential.
Communities – We live in communities that are inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe.
Education – We are well educated, skilled and able to contribute to society.
Health – We are healthy and active.
Human Rights – We respect, protect and fulfil human rights and live free from discrimination.
Environment – We value, enjoy, protect and enhance our environment.
Fair work & business – We have thriving and innovative businesses, with quality jobs and fair work for everyone.
Culture – We are creative and our vibrant and diverse cultures are expressed and enjoyed widely


Intergenerational approaches contribute towards the above areas and benefit participants and the community. Used correctly an intergenerational approach can support local authorities in meeting local outcome improvement plans which are a mechanism for Community Planning Partnerships to deliver improved outcomes for their communities. The plans are based on a clear understanding of local needs and reflect agreed local priorities, as well as the National Performance Framework developed by the Scottish Government. 

READ: Generations Working Together: Response to Review of National Outcomes