Reporting to the Leadership Group are the leads of the five priority groups which reflect the areas of priority in The Tayside Plan.

Delivery of each of the priority areas is led by a Senior Sponsor from the Leadership Group and a Priority Group Lead (a Senior Manager from one of the Local Authorities or NHS Tayside).  To enable delivery of improvement, each Senior Sponsor and Priority Group Lead is supported by members, who include relevant representatives from partner organisations.  Members of these groups are responsible for both leading and influencing actions and informing and communicating developments within their own organisation and localities.

Through delivery of the priorities, the Tayside Plan aims to also improve collaboration in eight areas:

  • Commissioning
  • Shared services
  • Capital investment
  • Single strategies
  • Continuous improvement
  • Learning and workforce development
  • Engagement and participation
  • Governance arrangements


Education Manager (0-5)
Children and Families Service, 
Dundee City Council

Priority Group 1 Pre-birth and Early Years



Education Officer, Children and Families Service, Dundee City Council

Priority Group 2 Learning and Attainment

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Lead Nurse – Women Children & Families Division, NHS Tayside

Priority Group 3 Health and Wellbring

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Head Of Service, Children’s Service and Community Justice, Dundee City Council

Priority Group 4 Looked After Children, Care Leavers and Young Carers

Jacquie Pepper


Depute Director for Education and Children’s Service/Chief Social Worker Perth & Kinross Council

Priority Group 5 Safeguarding and Child Protection